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t the Tribune we want you to have the best experience possible while you explore Puerto Vallarta, the Bay of Banderas and Riviera Nayarit. Here are some helpful tips for traveling. TIME ZONE: The entire state of Jalisco is on Central Time, as is the southern part of the State of Nayarit starting from San Blas in the north. BUSES: A system of urban buses with different routes can bring you from one end of the bay to the other and all the spots in between. If you’re going further than San Pancho, head to the main bus terminal to catch a ‘Pacifico’ bus. Current fare is 10.00 pesos. TAXIS: There are set rates within defined zones of town. Do not enter a taxi without agreeing on the price with the driver first. Make a note of the taxi number in case you leave something behind. Drivers typically do not carry change.

UBER: New in 2017 to Puerto Vallarta, Uber is still experiencing some growing pains particularly in the state of Nayarit. Uber is about 25-50% cheaper than a taxi, but this is subject to change. The benefits of using Uber are set fares and the ability to follow up directly with your driver if there is an incident or you leave an item behind. MONEY EXCHANGE: Typically a bank will give you a higher rate of exchange than the exchange booths (Caja de Cambio). You will need your passport. Better yet, use your bank card to withdraw funds from any ATM. Note that ATM’s in the banks are the safest to use and charge lower fees. DRINKING WATER: While Puerto Vallarta’s water has been awarded a certification of purity for the past two decades, the quality

of the water tested at the source varies greatly from what comes out of the tap at the other end. So do be careful. If you want to be doubly sure, you can pick up bottled water just about anywhere. EXPORTING PETS: Falling in love with the street dog outside your hotel is easy to do and it’s also easy to bring them home with you too. The process is inexpensive and only takes a day or two. You need a certificate of health from a local vet among other things. For the most up-to-date information contact the Puerto Vallarta SPCA at spcapv@ gmail.com. COMMON SENSE: Just as you wouldn’t walk around your hometown drunk and belligerent, it is not acceptable to do that here. While Mexico is a tolerant culture, basic politeness is appreciated. Don’t pee in the streets. Don’t flash your money or expensive gadgets. Pay attention to your surroundings. Know where you are going. Pay your bills (and don’t forget to tip). And have fun! DRINKING AND DRIVING: First off – just don’t. The consequences are not worth it. Taxis or Ubers are cheap and plentiful. Fines are as much as 12,000 pesos. You can be taken to jail and your vehicle impounded. There are many checkstops on the weekends, and you will be asked to blow if they suspect you have been drinking. LEGAL SYSTEM: Not knowing the law is not a valid excuse in Mexico, or anywhere. If you find yourself caught in a legal situation be aware that guilt is presumed until your innocence can be proven. This is a very difficult lesson to learn if you are visiting from the United States or Canada. Immediately contact your consulate for assistance.

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CALLING IN MEXICO Calling phones in Mexico can be tricky. There are different codes you need to use depending if you are calling landlines or cellular phones and if they are local or long distance. LONG-DISTANCE CALLS FROM WITHIN MEXICO For national long-distance calls (within Mexico) the code is 01 plus the area code and phone number. For international long-distance calls, first dial 00, then the country code (U.S. and Canada country code is 1), so you would dial 00 + 1 + area code + 7 digit number. CALLING CELL PHONES (FROM A LAND LINE) If you are calling from a landline within the area code of the Mexican cell phone number dial 044, the 10 digit number. Outside of the area code (but still within Mexico) dial 045 and then the 10 digit phone number. Cell phone to cell phone only requires the 10 digit number.  CALLING TOLL-FREE NUMBERS Some toll free numbers work from Mexico to the US and Canada, but many do not.  Those that do work are often not toll-free. You need to dial a different prefix. To call the following toll free prefixes, dial as follows: 800 numbers Dial 001-880-then the number  866 numbers Dial 001-883-then the number  877 numbers Dial 001-882-then the number  888 numbers Dial 001-881-then the number

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s we slide into December, you are in for a treat. Starting on December 1st, you can experience one of the great Mexican traditions – The Virgin of Guadalupe Peregrinations. Every evening from about 5pm until 10pm or later from December 1 through to the 12th, the city of Vallarta participates in this pilgrimage. Starting from in front of Woolworths on Calle Juarez and walking to the church of the Virgin of Guadalupe, groups of people from businesses, associations, schools and families walk, sing and dance to the church where the bells tolls for each (that’s a lot of tolling) and they are then blessed by the priest. Those not participating will line the street to watch the festivities and enjoy the excellent street food that comes out during this 12 -day event. The closer we get to December 12th, the virgin’s anniversary, the more people participate and the later the events carry on. If you live in the area, please be aware that it can be very noisy and you should take care of your pets.

Please ensure they wear, at the very least, a collar with a working phone number. Each year dozens of animals are scared by the noises and run away. If you’re looking for something a little quieter, this week El Rio BBQ is trying something new including launching their first wine list after 7 years. Local wine expert Nina Goodhope of Cork+Bottle is hosting a wine tasting on December 9. More details on this week’s map. The Festival Gourmet events are happening around the bay. There is a Chocolate and Wine event and a Wine and Fine Cheese event – both of which sound divine. Check out their schedule of events on www.festivalgourmet.com for all the details and to purchase tickets. I’m heading to Punta Mita for four days of luxury pampering, gourmet meals, and relaxation but if I weren’t, I would hit the Southside Shuffle along Basilio Badillo on Friday evening and support some of the great shops in that area. Kimberly MacDaniel’s Eccentrica is carrying a line of the most beautiful Mexican designed clothing, Chantel has tons of new designs in her silver jewelry shop,

and Erica Maree opened a second location on Basilio Badillo. Really, it’s all your Christmas shopping in one spot. The 2nd Annual Best of Banderas Bay Reader’s Choice Awards will kick off this weekend – you can head to www.vallartatribune.com to vote for all your favorite businesses. The first edition of the Best of Banderas Bay Guide with all the 2018 winners will hit the streets in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for this – or you can check it out on our website. The oriented copies will be great resources for visitors and those who have rental properties. Tons of great information! And finally, distribution for the Vallarta Tribune has changed. We have cut about 50 points and upped the quantities at other locations – If you are looking for a copy – visit our advertisers, the tourism offices and the farmer’s markets around the bay and into Sayulita. Have a great week. Support local businesses. Tip generously. Say ‘No thanks!’ to that straw! Safe travels, Madeline

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his Sunday at the Festival Caravana starting at 7pm you will be amused with the dance theater of Trapotitlan - the story of an old uncle who is caring for his three nieces and the highjinks they get up to. Performed by Puerto Vallarta’s Versus Danza Teatro. Following is a Musical Theater with clowns from Guadalajara called Imaginarious, telling the story of a world traveller through music dance and clowns, performed by the Bravvissimo group.


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U.N. reaffirms refugees’ right to seek asylum in U.S. GENEVA (Reuters) - Asylum seekers at the Mexican border fleeing violence or persecution are entitled to lodge claims in the United States to obtain sanctuary there, U.N. agencies said in a fresh attempt to shield migrants from tough U.S. immigration policies. United Nations officials have repeatedly urged Washington to ensure asylum seekers are protected, but U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday Mexico should send migrants seeking asylum in the United States back to their home countries. Some 3,500 migrants from the caravans have applied for asylum in Mexico, said UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch.

U.S. authorities fired tear gas canisters toward migrants in Mexico - near the border crossing separating Tijuana from San Diego, California - on Sunday when some rushed through border fencing into the United States. Mexico’s foreign ministry presented a diplomatic note to the U.S. government on Monday calling for a “full investigation”. After Trump signed an order limiting asylum rights earlier this month, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said the United States must make sure anyone fleeing violence or persecution can get protection “without obstruction”. UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch, asked on Tuesday about U.S. forces firing tear gas at migrants, told a Geneva news

briefing: “We are following those reports with concern, we are still trying to understand what transpired there.” Border management is “a sovereign prerogative of national governments”, but border security and international protection for refugees are not mutually exclusive, he said. “It means that any person whose life is at risk in their country of origin must be able to access territory and request asylum in a safe country. And each asylum request should be considered individually. “We have been repeating our call on the U.S. authorities to grant access to the territory and to asylum procedure to those who are fleeing persecution and violence,” he said. Sunday’s incident was the latest

chapter in a saga that has pitted Trump’s hardline immigration policies against thousands of migrants who have made their way north through Mexico from violent and impoverished Central American countries. Seven migrants have died in incidents along the way, Joel Millman of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.

“We believe governments have the right to defend their borders and should do so responsibly,” he said. “We also think migrants certainly should have the expectation that there be an access that is legal and safe for them to at least seek to cross a border.” Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay, Editing by William Maclean

Mexico, Canada discuss signing of new North American trade deal MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke on Friday by phone about the Nov. 30 signing at a G20 summit of a new trade deal between Mexico, Canada and the United States, Pena Nieto’s office said in a statement.

Afterwards, the accord would be sent to the legislatures of the three countries, the statement added, without saying which officials would sign the deal known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Pena Nieto is expected to attend the summit in Buenos Aires. Nov. 30 is his last day in office.


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t seems like ages have passed since my sister Patrice and I left Guadalajara; we certainly hit the ground running on our return to Vallarta mere days ago. Up and coming news first then a re-hash of the week! We are going this weekend, December 1st, to see ‘La Posada.’ Written and directed by the amazingly talented  Juan Pablo Hernandez. It is being presented at  Plataforma 322  in Versalles. I have never had the pleasure of seeing this cultural center so am looking forward to reviewing a new space for the performing arts. The play is in Spanish, is a comedy, and contains ‘surprises.’ Join me on Saturday, the 1st at Lucerna 153, at 8 pm. ‘La Posada’ will be performed December 8th again. Full report next week. Next up is the fabulous  Frida and Diego  dress-up party-of-theyear at Casa Yvonneka, December 15th. Tickets are few and will sell out fast – contact  Matthias.pv@ gmail.com  for yours. Last year’s event featured gigantic shrimp and the tenderest roast beef I have had in years. The dress-up part is optional, of course, but added a great deal to the fun. The most important part of this fundraiser is to have money to continue to care for stray dogs and kitties on Vallarta’s streets. Every Thursday,  Gary Thompson  of  Galeria Pacifico  conducts a free  Sunset Malecon Sculpture Tour  that ends with cocktails at Demetro Galeria  on Lazaro Cardenas. Join us for wine around 7 pm, and view the gallery just beginning its second season. There’s great new art to be seen, many of the artists are in attendance, including me. So drop by, say hi, get some hugs and enjoy the evening! A chance stop at the ‘Wild, Hungry Cougar’  for a superfast bite to eat, turned out to be so delicious,  Patrice  and I went back to the Olas Altas upstairs-eatery for  Thanksgiving dinner.  THAT  was so good we took home two more meals to go.

As with all great food, the turkey feast was even better the next day. Thanks, Adriana and your  excellent staff. Over lunch at  Salud Superfood, voted best ‘Vegan-Friendly Restaurant’ in last season’s Best of Banderas Bay People’s Choice Awards, I talked for hours with  Alex Bourgeau, co-manager of the Palm Cabaret. The changes in that venue on Olas Altas are wonderful!! Remember the damn columns that were there? Gone. Lovely, elegant upholstered chairs line up beautifully in front of the stage that appears to have tripled in size without taking any floor space away from the audience. The inside and the outside have been streamlined and are infinitely more inviting and comfortable. Part of the lineup this season was presented on  Opening Night  to a packed house. It was great to see and hear my neighbor, friend, and  Vallarta Diva, Kim Kuzma  again. She has a new band, new songs and the same quick wit and glorious voice as always.  Kevin, Canada’s darling, aka  Miss Conception, emceed the show.  Kevin  is doing a Christmas show for the first time in Vallarta. He is inventive always, funny as hell and has

talent to burn. I plan on seeing him this coming week. During opening night, a spontaneous and raucous standing ovation occurred for Jimmy James whose brilliant voice imitations reminded me immediately of  Michael Walters  who will be at the  Palm  next month! I can never say enough good things about  Michael Walters  and his delightfully bitchy  Dame Edna. To  Piel Canela,  Jesse Lutrell,  Bohemia Viva, and  Nate on the keys, knock ‘em dead and enjoy your brand new surroundings. The  S.P.C.A.’s  annual event was held this year at  Casa Kimberley. I was so pleased to join my editor,  Madeline Milne  for the evening in what is easily the most elegant property in Vallarta.  Even though I live less than two blocks away from  Casa Kimberley, I have not been inside the house for more than two decades. It is considerably changed and so luxurious and opulent, I think  Elizabeth Taylor  would adore it. Everyone attending last Saturday night certainly did. Magically lovely, impeccable service, food; everything perfect right down to the dozens of roses on every table. Thank you, Ms. Chatterton, for having me over for dinner and mariachi – it was splendid. Season is ramping up, so I am thinking about resurrecting an old column called “Comings and Goings” that deals strictly with my take on the fab entertainment in town. If any of you have comments, let me or  Madeline  know, please. Until next week, be kind and hug as many people as you can every day, From Here.

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Rhonda Zarate is a Happy Heart Lifestyle Coach. She helps people find their happiest hearts through coaching, finding their happy home and with her book Find Your Happy Planner at Amazon, Barnes & Noble. You can see what she is up to at rhondazarate.com Wishing you a happy day!

Five Steps to a Balanced Life

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ho knew a balanced life is a sole secret to happiness? Let me share some of my insights into this secret that I have recently discovered. I was anticipating my 50 birthday with such excitement, convincing myself that life was perfect, the party was being planned, the summer vacation floating around in my head. That was about to shift unexpectedly and what I did not know was that life had decided to give me a few unexpected gifts. These gifts made me stop in my tracks, go deeper and look within. Only when I began to look inward, I began to walk down the path of self-discovery, an unexpected journey for me. I hope my sharing with you will enhance the happiness within your life. Numero Uno: Your health. When you are moving and shaking all the time, something has to give, that is a guarantee. You must shift the gears of your life down to enjoy the journey. I likened my life to a car that was placed in park with the accelerator pressed to the mat, revved and ready to go, at all times. This is exhausting, it is essential that we slow it down, put it into park, get out of the car, go sit your butt in the sand, breathe, get present and rest. Numero Dos: Are your ducks in order? Do you know your own affairs, are you in the driver’s seat of your own life? Can someone or something pull the rug out from under you? Could that cause a tsunami in your life? If so change things up pronto! You MUST be

plugged into your own life, relying solely on someone else is a sure disaster for an unexpected moment. Knowledge is power. Get hold of the day to day operations of your life. It is a big fat deal! Numero Tres: Do you know who you are? Do you really get what makes you tick, are you being your authentic self, walking your own journey? Are you a chronic people pleaser? What is not nice is when you are not kind to yourself and putting yourself on the back burner. Get quiet, listen deeply, some of your beautiful truths will just start flowing out of you. Being authentic is the new sexy and you wear it well. Numero Cuatro: Do you like where you live? Have you made your home your sanctuary? Have you discovered enough of the world to really get that you are in your right and perfect place? Find your sweet spot where you park your life, it makes everything fall into place. Numero Cinco: Your tribe. This is a biggie, I think and talk about this a lot. It’s when the rubber hits the road that you really get this one. Your tribe is the ones who circle around you when things go South. They are your lifeline when you can’t quite breathe on your own. This is huge, dig deep and look at this one. Grab onto your life, hold on tight, make sure the ride is worth taking and get real, be present and enjoy your glorious journey, you deserve this and so much more. Homework: Do you know where all your vital documents are that have a direct impact in your life? Do you have a will? Get this done this week.


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t can be said that Puerto Vallarta is the ultimate getaway destination, offering just about anything you could want in a dream vacation. That’s because it has something for almost everyone. Of course, it is most well known as a beach location, and certainly the spectacular views are a highlight and the gorgeous beach landscapes are a major draw. For those who want to just soak up some rays in a tropical environment, this city can definitely fulfill that requirement. But there is so much more to discover and enjoy in this iconic town. Best of all, many of the best attractions here are free! In fact, there are quite a few exciting things to do and see all over town in Puerto Vallarta. The Malecon Seems like most popular beach towns have a boardwalk, and Puerto Vallarta is no exception. You can stroll along El Malecon just to people-watch or take in the local scene (and scenery). But this is also a great place for shopping, with boutiques, galleries, vendors and open air markets. It is also a terrific vantage point from which to view the city lights and the colorful sunsets. And after midnight you can get your dance party fix! For something different, you can find the Museo Naval on the Maelcon. Considered a must-see for history buffs or anyone who loves learning about things related to maritime travel or naval milestones, it also boasts a wonderful restaurant for breakfast. Nature Head south and surround yourself with the beauty of nature at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens, where you can stroll among a wide range of vibrant flowers and lush greenery. Depending on the time of year when you visit, you can

see orchids blooming, or get the first peek at the new fall blossoms. Take advantage of this opportunity to see many rare and exotic flowers in person. There’s a great place for lunch here, and after you eat, you can take a leisurely saunter down the walking trails that are located alongside a river and cool off in one of the nearby pools. Marina Vallarta There are plenty of local neighbourhoods or colonias to visit if you want to get a taste of history or architecture. A good place to start is Marina Vallarta, where you are still in town yet removed from the hectic pace of the busy city. This is the place to be if you want to go on a boat tour, or just “window shop” and dream about what it would be like to own one of the luxury yachts you can spot here. Many high end restaurants dot this smaller Malecon and on Thursday evenings it boasts a huge market with over 200 vendors selling food, jewelry, clothing, Mexican crafts and more. Centro is another popular neighbourhood, and serves as a sort of central hub in town. Have fun exploring the old plazas, winding cobbleshone streets or relax and enjoy a romantic dinner and a number of quaint restaurants. Original: TravelPulse.com

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here's going to be a new long haul flight from England’s Manchester Airport to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. TUI has announced plans for the extra flight for winter 2019 and summer 2020. The vacation packages include more ten and 11 night options for holidays to Mexico. TUI UK’s director of aviation

planning Karen Switzer said: "Adding more choice and flexibility demonstrates our as we continue to focus on expanding access to our amazing range of holidays through an extended flying programming concentrated on the core destinations that we know our customers want to visit." Manchester Airport’s aviation director, Julian Carr said: "It’s great

to see TUI launching its summer 2020 and winter 2019 programs. "With extra capacity and an additional frequency to Puerto Vallarta, it provides holidaymakers in our catchment area with the early opportunity to plan ahead for their summer getaway.” Original www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk

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Medical Matters Pam Thompson

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think one of the most common requests I receive these days is for Botox for the reduction of facial wrinkles. Of course, Botox is used for other things too, from migraines to excessive sweating to some allergies. We really do not have anyone here that specializes in Botox for other than cosmetic purposes. For dermatological purposes, there are many highly qualified and experienced physicians in the area including dermatologists and plastic surgeons. One can choose to go to whoever they want to but be sure and do some

homework. Beauty shops, spas, even some dental offices are now on the Botox bandwagon so ‘buyer beware’. Administered by an unqualified person could leave you looking a bit strange. Do you really want to look permanently surprised? Oftentimes people are not too happy with the price of Botox here and for some reason, believe that it is ‘cheaper to get it here’. Prices vary and is based on the number of units used, and AVERAGE is 90 to 120 pesos per unit. Example (and again, prices vary) but around the eyes, 2,000 pesos. Forehead 1,600 pesos. Between the eyebrows

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2,300 pesos. Results are visible after three days of the application and reach the maximum affect ten to fifteen days after application. It should last about 5 months. Post-treatment includes no strenuous activity the day of the treatment and prefer that the patient lie down for a couple of hours after the injections. No other restrictions. Does it hurt? From personal experience I can say it depends on who is doing the injections of the tiny little pinpricks using a very fine needle. It also depends on the area being injected. And of course, there are a wide variety of other cosmetic ‘items’ to assist in creating the face to appear more youthful. Fillers, fat transfers, Hyaluronic Acid, laser, chemical peels and more! Be aware that the more popular the physician is at this time of year, the further out the appointments are. As with most cosmetic procedures, this is a personal decision. No one should ever be judged for wanting to look more youthful! I have to chuckle sometimes because we hear from people who

are anti-mammogram, anti-vaccine among other things (which is absolutely 100% their right!). But by golly, do not let anyone get in the way of their Botox appointments. Go figure! After all Botox is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. If you have questions, need further information, an appointment you are always welcome to email me!

Congratulations to Hospital San Javier Marina on celebrating their 18th anniversary! Where in the world does the time go? I remember when I had an office at San Javier about 16 years ago when I worked for the air ambulance/ground ambulance company. I have sort of come full circle. Please do stop by and have a look at the new “Smile Gallery”. It’s great! Here’s to a wrinkle-free week!


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Loteria or (Mexican Bingo) in Support of Animal Charities

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he origin of Loteria: Loteria originated in Spain and was introduced to Mexico in 1887. The initial intent for the game was to help soldiers pass the time and any royalties from the game were given to the “Save the children foundation”. Now its played by children around the country and can also be found in local plazas and at church events. It’s a great way to practice

your Spanish vocabulary! Following this vein, The Palm located at 508 Olas Altas in the Romantic Zone will host Loteria games on Dec. 3 & 17, Jan. 7 & 21, Feb 4 & 18 and Mar 4 & 18 at 4:00 PM. Proceeds from the event will go to support spay and neuter clinics as well to put on puppet shows in schools to educate young children on how to care for their pets.

Holiday Lunch at River Café with Jean-Guy Comeau December 5, 12 noon 500 Pesos per Guest, RSVP Required The Vallarta Garden Club invites you to join them Wednesday, December 5, for a festive holiday lunch at the beautiful River Café overlooking Rio Cuale. A delicious

buffet will be served and holiday entertainment will be provided by the talented Jean-Guy. Tickets are 500 pesos per guest and includes food, tax and gratuity; wine and cocktails may be purchased separately. Floral centerpieces will also be

available for 500 pesos each at the conclusion of the luncheon. RSVPs and payment are required by Dec. 3 in order to give River Café an accurate count on the number of guests. Please RSVP with Jim Eckardt at jimeckardt@gmail.com.


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Cat Morgan is owner of RivieraNayaritFun.com and also NewEnergyConsciousness.com If you have any questions, comments or Riviera Nayarit news please contact her at Cat@CatMorgan.me

Weight Loss and Wellness

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f you have been on a weight loss program and have reached a plateau; even though you’re doing your best to eat like a rabbit, steering away from the burger and cheap taco routines and great with regular workout routines, there could be simply explanations with easy solutions to get you back on track. Here are practices and information may that help you to achieve your weight loss goals with health and wellness in mind. We tend to want something NOW, instead of looking at our goals over longer periods of time. Losing weight slowly over a period of time rather than 15 pounds a month using a “crash diet” is a healthy weight loss program ensuring a successful way to keep you weight off. When your body goes without food, (especially first thing in the morning) it triggers a sense in your body that your starving yourself and will naturally do its best to store your fat. Also, when your body senses this famine, after the crash diet your body will try to regain the weight back. When you lose weight slowly, perhaps a pound a week, that adds to 56 pounds in a year. DRINK WATER! I suggest drinking water to my clients almost more than any other suggestion. Our bodies need water for many reasons, and losing weight is one of them. “You can’t burn fat if your body is dehydrated” states

Michael Jay Nussbaum, surgical director of metabolic medicine and weight control/Atlantic Health/chief of bariatric surgery Morristown Medical Center. “The process of burning fat is very water-wise. You need to be drinking more than 48 ounces of fluid per day. If you notice your stool is hard, or that you’re constipated, then your body is telling you loud and clear that you are dehydrated.” Personally, it’s much easier for me to lose weight when I focus on drinking a lot of water. Hydrated muscles work better. I experience less muscle cramping. Drink a lot of water for your health and wellness! EATING HEALTHY; One word: Commitment. Why is it so difficult to stay committed to eating healthy? Many of us have created eating and drinking patterns that do not align with a healthy lifestyle. It is easier to trade the concept of a short lived diet to one of a healthy lifestyle change. Holding thoughts of, “Just until the wedding” or “after the New Year’s party” doesn’t work well. We create neural pathway patterns for what we believe tastes good (like bacon and eggs in the morning), and changing these neural brain patterns is possible by making that breakfast change to a smoothie or another health choice. Your mind will resist for a short time, because the mind only knows what you have told it. (The mind only knows what it knows, and not what it does not know.) The rational mind will go to the old pattern: Oh,

having bacon and eggs today won’t hurt you. Just for today; you have been good all week. Continuing to tell your mind that the “smoothie” is delicious and healthy and that you LOVE it, the mind will believe you (because you keep telling it) and a new neural pathway will be created to support a new routine. (About 21-30 days on average.) GYM ROUTINES Have your workouts stopped working out for you? Weight loss plateaus are common as your muscles get use to repetition. Try switching up your workout routines by adding different training such as high-intensity interval training or a new class once a week. If you’re eating patterns are not in alignment with health you may not experience the weight loss you desire. Working out does not mean you can eat more when you’re trying to lose weight. Think of your weight maintenance 75-80 % nutrition and 25% physical exercise. Keep track of how much you’re eating. It’s easy to snack throughout the day and loose track. Those little snacks add up. ALCOHOL You’re on vacation, or perhaps living here as an Expat for several months. It’s easy to get into the swing of drinking daily. While drinking daily may cause long term health problems as well as issues in your life, you certainly do not have to have a “drinking problem” for alcohol to be holding you back from your weight loss goals. Alcohol can pack on a lot of empty calories. One glass of wine: 150-200 calories. Beers: 100-300 calories a beer. Alcohol also can increase your appetite and lead to lots of snacking. Vitamin deficiencies like vitamin D, Iron, B12 and Magnesium, inadequate sleep or a sluggish thyroid (slow metabolism) or low estrogen levels may also be a factor. Always consult your doctor / dietitian for advice. For questions or comments please write me: Cat@NewEnergyConsciousness. com INJOY!

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Paradise and Parenting Leza Warkentin

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I am the preschool coordinator and nursery teacher at the American School of Puerto Vallarta. I am also both unsurprised and not a bit sorry that this list of my favorites is mostly about places to eat. If you can live in Vallarta without appreciating some of the good eatin’ around here, you have to be at least half Vulcan.

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he other day, my son got on stage with one of his buddies and sang “Creep” for the high school talent show. He practiced at home a lot before hand. When I say “a lot”, I mean that every member of the family now knows the lyrics better than Radiohead. Guys, it wasn’t perfect, but it was pretty great. Not only because he has a good voice with a really decent sense of pitch, but because that child stood up and walked on the stage and grabbed a microphone and just sang that song in front of every single person whose opinion matters more than mine at the moment. HE DID THAT. Then yesterday my daughter announced that it was time to begin baking Christmas cookies. Feeling particularly lazy, I mounted an argument on several fronts: 1) It’s only November 24 2) I don’t feel like it 3) I guarantee that I will eat most of the cookies before they even get to meet the Santa-shaped cookie cutter. She told me that she’d take care of it and proceeded to bake and decorate three batches of sugar cookies (lightly flavored with almond) all by herself. The only responsibility I had was controlling my sugar dough cookie consumption. SHE DID THAT. A disclaimer: this article is not for the people who really, truly believe that their kids are perfect. This is not meant for those parents whose children were born sleeping through the night and walking at nine months and potty trained at a year and five months. It’s not for people who talk about their children’s boundless talent at everything that requires talent, or for those whose offspring go around the table shaking everyone’s hand and making polite conversation at the tender age of three. I wrote this for the parents who sometimes have to leave the restaurant with a red-faced, bellowing child under one arm and an apologizing spouse trailing behind. This is for the ones who

have mastered the art of speaking through their teeth at the kid who refuses to say hello to their employers at the Christmas party. It’s for the ones who drag themselves to sleep every night after rocking their colicky babies to sleep against the advice of every other person (who all know better than they do). I wrote it for those of you who believe that their children are completely capable, but are still astounded when they do independent, wonderful things. This is not because you don’t believe in your children, it’s because you had some doubts about yourselves as parents. Maybe that’s because you make all sorts of grievous errors. You shout out consequences and then forget, or say the one thing that is bound to make a bad situation worse, or slam a door. And these kids of yours (THESE KIDS) don’t pick up their clothes or go to bed or even BATHE until you transform into the person you swore you never would become or say the things your parents said to you. They fight with their siblings and get sassy and leave the new toilet roll ON TOP of the dispenser (monsters!). And then one day, they do things that many people applaud (people who aren’t even related to them through marriage), and you understand that you might have done some good in their upbringing. That makes you wonder which thing was the right one, and how can you repeat that several more times until they get to adulthood. I don’t have that answer for you. But I am happy for you when you get to experience those moments of amazement. I always know when someone reaches that moment, because he or she is wearing this amazed, proud, and completely surprised smile that is unique to parenthood. I’ve felt it on my own face, and I see it regularly on my husband’s. All I can tell you it this: wear it big, and wear it well. You have absolutely earned it (even if you have no idea how).


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Movement as Medicine By Via Anderson

yogawithvia@gmail.com

Via Anderson, E-RYT 500, is a yoga and movement coach and teaches at Yoga Vallarta, online and private sessions at her studio. She believes that healthy movement is an elixir that can eliminate the aches and pains of aging and injury. A resident of Vallarta since 2012, this 76-year-old grandmother practices what she preaches and teaches. She is the author of “How to Move Out of Pain: A Compendium of Intelligent Movement,” to be released in 2019.

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ave you ever tripped and fallen on the cobblestones of Puerto Vallarta? Your foot lands in an awkward position. You strain, sprain or fracture your ankle. It is painful. It’s debilitating. You decide to stop walking or limit your walking to avoid a repeat. That’s understandable. You want to protect yourself from future harm. But, if you want to keep moving and stay healthy, that is not the answer. There is a better way. After your injury has healed, there are ways to move that can make it stronger and more mobile. Your ankle joint is designed to move your foot up and down. An important component of walking, running, jumping. It withstands a lot of weight and force day after day. It is under constant stress as you run,

jump or walk. Your ankles need your loving attention. And they will respond to your loving attention. They have been working for you all your life. Now is the time for you to help them help you move. I am going to describe a 3-way ankle movement that will help increase your ankle mobility. If you have a half round foam dome (see photo), you will place it under the front of your foot. If you don’t, you can create a similar lift with a stacked blanket, a rolled up towel, a book, or a yoga block. You can also do this move with your feet flat on the floor (but it will not be as effective). Practice this 3-way ankle mobility stretch several times a day. You will increase your ankle strength. You will increase your ankle range of motion. You will help your ankles do a better job supporting every step you take. The functionality of your knees, feet, and ankles will improve. You will be less likely to fall. Soon you will be in ready to walk on the

3-Way Ankle Mobility Stretch 1. Start in Standing Good Posture (ankles, hips, shoulders, and ears stacked), facing a wall. 2. Place a half round foam dome on the floor in front of you. 3. Place the ball of your right foot on the apex of the dome near the edge of the dome. Keep your right heel on the floor. Keep your left foot at a comfortable distance behind you. 4. Keep your weight stacked over your right heel. 5. Breathe in. Breathe out. Become aware of your breath. 6. Bend straight forward at your ankle. Do not use your knee. If you do, you’ve gone too far. Make your movement smaller. 7. Repeat 3, 6, 9 times. Listen to your inner athlete. 8. Now bend your ankle forward toward the inside of your foot. Again, do not use your knee, just your ankle. 9. Repeat 3, 6, 9 times. 10. Now bend your ankle forward toward the outside of your foot. Again, do not use your knee. It will follow your ankle, but it doesn’t not initiate the movement. 11. Repeat 3, 6, 9 times. 12. You have completed this 3-way move. 13. Repeat on the opposite foot.

cobblestones of Puerto Vallarta with confidence. Do this move after you fall, when you have recovered from your injury. Do this move before you fall. It is both preventive and restorative.

Summing it up: You need strong, mobile ankles to walk on Puerto Vallarta’s cobblestones. If you trip and fall, don’t give up. Practice this 3-way Ankle Mobility Stretch. You will improve the functionality of

your knees, feet, and ankles. You will be less likely to fall. [Medical disclaimer: This article is for education and information only. It is not a substitute for a doctor’s opinion.]


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Parque de Los Azulejos Update

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ear ye, hear ye! The next mosaic tile workshop at El Parque de los Azulejos will take place December 11th, 12th, and 13th! This is one of our more popular workshops and there are only 12 spots! They are going fast, so if you’re interested in participating, don’t miss out! Learn more and sign up here: https:// w w w. p a rq u e a z u l e j o s p v. c o m / future-workshops. We love to host workshops, but we also enjoy a nice chat too! Like and follow our FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/ parqueazulejospv/ so you can keep tabs on us! Sometimes we’re in the parque just hanging out, and that’s a great time to stop in and say hello. The holiday season is upon us once again (how?), so if you’re lucky enough to have one of those people on your list who already has everything, consider a one-ofa-kind gift tile. They definitely don’t have this, because it’s not even made yet! On a grander scale, the

purchase of a friendship and family celebration bench is a fabulous idea if you’re looking to commemorate something important this year, like a family reunion or a milestone anniversary. Recently we added some beautiful notebooks to our growing catalog of collectible Parque merchandise, so if a workshop seems like too much of a commitment and a commemorative tile isn’t really up your alley, consider showing your support with a smaller purchase. We always have a selection available when we’re hanging out in the Parque, but you can also email Nancy@tileparkpv.com if you’d like to meet up privately. We’re so grateful to our community, for your willingness to help us realize the Parque de los Azulejos dream. Thank you for accompanying us on this journey. Learn more about Parque de los Azulejos and our mission at https://www.parqueazulejospv.com/.

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opular band Media Luna plays intense and highenergy instrumental flamenco and Huapango originals and covers. Brothers Caleb and Jair Cabrera began playing about twelve years ago and have developed into very gifted songwriters and musicians. Originating from San Miguel de Allende, and now residing in Puerto Vallarta, their popularity continues to skyrocket following their debut at Incanto last spring and in Canada, last summer, leaving audiences clamoring for more! Media Luna returns Dec. 6 and will play Thursdays in the theater at 7pm with one 9:30pm performance on Dec. 27. Singer-songwriter, Stolie, returns to Sundays at 5pm in the piano bar beginning Dec. 9. In her all-new show ‘Songwriter Sessions’, she will perform with both acoustic guitar and piano and present a wide array of both original compositions and covers. With her technologically advanced ‘looping’ pedal, Stolie arranges full compositions on the fly and will have you laughing and singing along as you enjoy your favorite cocktail. Happy Hour 4-6pm. Vallarta favorite Steven Brinberg stars in his international award-winning hit ‘Simply Barbra’. Steven’s uncanny ability to look and sound just like music icon Barbra Streisand, and other special guest celebrities, has won over audiences worldwide. A two-time MAC and Bistro Award-winner, Steven performed as Barbra with the late Marvin Hamlisch, and for Stephen Sondheim's birthday concert, as well as numerous other notable venues including Carnegie Hall, on Broadway in the concert version of Funny Girl with Whoopi Goldberg, and while on tour in Australia and Europe. Performances begin Dec. 10. Visit Incanto’s all-new website for more information and online tickets.

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Naked Boys Singing! Fun, Sassy, Clever, Witty! Six talented young

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Media Luna’s Fiery Flamenco and Stolie return as Simply Barbra Debuts at Incanto

this amazing artist.” - Ed Gill. Now playing through Dec. 21. Vocalist Hannah Brady celebrates ‘A Golden Era Evening’ singing classic jazz, swing, and a dash of Broadway. Familiar favorites include I'll Be Seeing You, Lost and Found, People, and a few other musical comedy gems. Accompanied by Andres Piedra on piano.

Latino actors sing and dance their way into your heart completely naked in this enduring laugh out loud musical comedy that is currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary off-Broadway. Directed by the original conceiver/director Robert Schrock. “Fun show, great voices, going back for more!” - Bob Scarano. Presented in English. Visit Incanto’s website for more information and tickets. Singer, author, storyteller, Lady Zen’s all-new show ‘Songs I Want To Sing’ is garnering rave reviews! She sings many of her personal favorite covers and originals featuring Southern Blues and music by Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Sade, and Aretha Franklin. “By the time she performed “Love For Sale” in the first set, I had fallen in love with

Added final performance Saturday, Dec. 1, 7pm. Tatewari will celebrate their 12th Anniversary together with a special new CD release concert at Incanto on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7pm. Beautiful Latin flamenco instrumentals that have become an integral part of the Vallarta music scene. Reserve online or visit Incanto’s

box office. Early reservations are recommended. Voted "Best Live Music Venue" in Vallarta in 2018. Current hours 4pm-11:30pm daily. Visit Incanto’s all-new website www.IncantoVallarta.com for more information and online tickets. Located at Insurgentes 109 at the Rio Cuale. Phone: 322-223-9756.


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Vibes & Vices: La Chingona

Fiery Flamenco Group Tatewari CD Release Party Christie Seeley

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AJ Freeman

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From Oakland, California to Puerto Vallarta…lured by music of guitars and sounds of the sea. vallartasounds.com

AJ Freeman is an adventurous spirit, serial friendmaker, and general enthusiast. He lives his everyday life hoping to demonstrate the nearly infinite potential for discovery and wonder on this small wet rock orbiting a dim yellow star in the backwoods of the Milky

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hey say respect is earned more than given, and as this concept is the basis of a meritocracy, it’s a belief I firmly subscribe to. Beyond the basics of the social contract (do no undue harm, assist the needy where convenient, confirm a group picture with every participant before posting, etc.) respect is a recognition of someone´s unique value. An acknowledgement of individual worth, a lens through which to see the best in people. It is respect that brought me to La Chingona, aka Heavy Taco Metal, for the first time after living in the general proximity of the restaurant for about a year and a half. A social media picture posted by Madeline--you know her from the editorial in the front of the paper-and tagged to the establishment was all I needed to see. Behind this burger there was clearly someone who I had not given the proper respect. The Vibes: Emrah, a German immigrant who shares my enthusiasm for experience, earned my respect almost immediately by ripping into my a--um, offering unvarnished feedback about a recent entry into this space: “There are a million locations of that place in Guadalajara, it´s like Starbucks. They don´t need your help, man...I pick up the paper almost every week to see what you´ve found now, it’s usually always something cool. I expected better from you than that.“ Hey, it was new to me, but I’m confident enough to take some constructive criticism. We continued to chat over a few frosty bottles, and at some point I made an offhand comment about the convenient location... convenient for me, anyway, with my apartment complex located a 5 minute walk from the table. I made note of the streetside seating-always dig that configuration--and the short 2-block walk from Francisco Madero, the main town

thoroughfare. “Don’t bullshit me,“ Emrah snorted in response. “A good location is down where all the tourists are, or at least directly out on the main road.“ I found it difficult to dispute the objective benefits of these positions, even though I was able to provide several examples of highly visible and easily accessible local dining and entertainment venues in which I have no interest whatsoever. We don´t have to talk about them in this space tho. Feeling hunger begin to creep up after a few brews, I perused the menu. Burritos stuffed with seafood and chicken called out to my inner fat kid from the page, as did interesting possibilities like the fajita burger, bacon-wrapped burger, and chili cheeseburger. Decisions, decisions. Emrah made my choice much easier in his signature style: “Oh, you don’t need that...I mean, sure, go ahead, look at it, but I know what you want. I´ll get you the best thing I make.“ Well then. Challenge accepted, good sir. The Vices: Eventually Madeline herself made a surprise appearance at the table, apparently in the mood for a side of crispy fries. The anticipation of my mystery meal was almost too much to handle, and just before I risked my employment with the Tribune by seizing several golden sticks of crinkle-cut temptation from her plate without warning, the secret came out. A burger it was, good guess...but not just any burger. Oh no, this was a different animal entirely...several, in fact. The freshly prepared beef patty was bedecked with caramelized onions and enveloped in gouda cheese before being coronated with bacon and shrimp. The burger was called the “Mar y Tierra,“ and you should be able to translate that phrase yourself by now. I thanked the old gods and the new that I had not been cursed with any dietary restrictions as I took a

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second chunk out of the sandwich. Emrah looked on in satisfaction as he asked if I was enjoying it...rhetorically, I imagine, as I had temporarily become unable to speak. “It’s important to me that the things I use are of a high quality, you can´t make really good food with garbage. We use the freshest stuff available, I make everything I can in-house, I went out of my way to find the biggest wings in town.... it’s not even about the money, I found a better beef supplier and dropped the prices on my steak dinners...I just want people to enjoy what I make.“ Good news, Em...I will damn sure do that from now on. The Verdict: As far as I can tell, respect stems from a sense of authenticity, a belief that one can trust what he sees, and can even be a reflection of self-image in that it demonstrates that one can trust his own evaluations. You can´t fake the kind of honesty that comes out of Emrah, and as a result, comes out of his kitchen at La Chingona. I left that evening with a healthy respect for both his vision and the place where he brings it to life... maybe I’ll catch you there. Info: Lucerna 142, Versalles, 48310 https://www.facebook.com/ tacoforeverybody/

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he renowned flamenco group Tatewari, named for the Huichol grandfather fire, introduce their 4th CD with a grand performance at Incanto’s Cabaret theater. We had a preview in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle last Thursday, a stupendous presentation calling for encores and receiving abundant praise. The music was pure and energetic and from the moving Fuego Dentro  to the lively  Las Caletas  we were blown away by the new original compositions by Esaú Galván and one by Dany Márquez exquisitely performed by Tatewari and guests. Tatewari is made up of three young men who grew up together in the coastal town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Esaú Galván, Alberto “Mimi” Ramírez and Dany Márquez  They began playing music together in their prep school years studying with experts in the area.  Esaú went on to study guitar at the university and did post graduate work with maestros in Guadalajara and finally in Madrid, Spain where he broadened his mastery of flamenco guitar. In 2011, Sonny Davis from British Columbia rounded out the group adding his sparkling personality and his talent on cajón. With three marvelous CDs already under their belts, this summer they completed a fourth called XII.IV, signifying twelve years together and their fourth CD. This is an entirely new and stunning collection consisting of 8 original compositions by Esaú Galván and one by Dany Márquez. The themes are spontaneous and natural, illustrating the maturity of

the group as they have grown and evolved together. The sounds are fresh and the whole speaks to us of love—the love of life and the natural beauty of the landscape, the sea, the ports, and other areas of Banderas Bay. In this music every note counts to bring the listener closer to the magic of it’s splendor. The number Al Fausto is a work of joy written for Esaú’s young son.  In some mysterious way, music positively affects our lives and we expect this new collection will inspire and uplift the listener as it has the members of Tatewari. This incredible show will take place at Incanto’s Cabaret (Insurgentes 109), the foremost venue for innovative new music and variety shows in Puerto Vallarta.  Situated on the beautiful River Cuale at the Insurgentes bridge, it offers a romantic terrace for dining, a Piano Bar upstairs for casual drinks, dining and entertainment and the fabulous Cabaret Theater which offers top quality shows featuring the best Puerto Vallarta has to offer.  You can reach them at  Incantovallarta.com  for shows and reservations.  Bring your friends and enjoy the music!  Dinner is available as well as abundant and refreshing beverages. Don’t miss out!   The show in La Cruz was fabulous!  You don’t want to miss this unique and talented group in concert here in Puerto Vallarta. Reserve your place today at  www.incantovallarta.com.  Saturday December 8, 7:00 PM show! 


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The Beautiful Homes of Puerto Vallarta

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very Tuesday and Wednesday morning, starting 4th December, the famous IFC Home Tours will be taking residents and tourists in Puerto Vallarta to experience some of the beautiful and interesting homes in and around town. These tours have been running for 33 years. Our Home Tours showcase three or four unique homes each week ranging from small, traditional style casas to multi-million dollar beachfront condos and villas. You’ll travel in comfort on our air-conditioned tour bus while enjoying an entertaining narrative by our friendly tour guides. Net proceeds from the tours support the International Friendship Club’s Cleft Palate Surgery Program and other charities. Tours leave the Sea Monkey restaurant, on the beach at calle Aquiles Serdán, at 10:30. A great

way to start your day is to have coffee and breakfast at the restaurant before you start. These tours involve walking on inclines, paths, cobblestones and stairs. Tour participants should have good mobility and balance. Comfortable walking shoes are advised. Handicap access is not available. Picture taking is invited so don’t forget your camera! The cost of tickets is just $700 pesos. You can pay with a credit or debit card through Paypal by going to www.toursforvallarta.com Seating is limited so purchasing advance tickets is suggested to ensure availability. In over 500 reviews, Trip Advisor rates our tours as 94% Excellent and 4% Very Good. We are confident that you will have a good time for a good cause.

r. Jack Wehrs and his wife, Shirley, from the Anglican Church in Puerto Vallarta, have recently returned to Vallarta, and are resuming services at 10:00 a.m. in the lovely palapa church, across the street from the airport, next to Sixth car rental. They had a busy summer, including being delegates to the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of the Southwest, held at a beautiful l870 church, St. Clemons, in El Paso, Texas. Fr. Jack+ was elected to the Standing Committee, one of two clergy with Fr. Elias and two laypersons representing seven Anglican churches in Mexico. Pictured are Fr. Jack+, +Bishop Zimmerman, Elias and Rayita, priests from Aquascaliente. Two more churches from Mexico have recently applied for affiliation with the Diocese of the Southwest, which is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “It is thrilling to see the many churches looking to join us as representatives of conservative family values where all are welcome” said The Right Rev. Mark Zimmerman, Bishop. Join Fr. Jack+ on Sundays

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at 10:00 a.m. where the church has been called the “friendliest church in Vallarta”.

Questions, call 322 229-1129 anglicanchurchpuer tavallarta@gmail.com

Anglican Church Puerto Vallarta Formerly Christ Church by the Sea Worldwide Anglican Communion

“Celebrating conservative family values” Services Sunday 10:00 a.m. English-Traditional Holy Communion All faiths welcome-Casual Dress “Join us as we celebrate the love of Jesus Christ

in our beautiful palapa, excited for a new season” Fr. Jack continues to welcome people from all walks of life and denominations. Across from airport, northbound service road next to Sixt and Thrifty Car Rental Blvd Fco. Medina 7936, Puerto Vallarta

Venecia 290 Col. Díaz Ordaz Fluent English Spoken Porcelain veneers, crowns and bridges. Dental implants, Dentures Go to www.pvsmile.com.mx for address and directions

Father Jack Wehrs/Lay-minister Fer Sandoval e mail: jackandshirley1@att.net Text 1 619 300 7377 Tel 044 322 229 1129

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THE JAY SADLER PROJECT MAKING A DIFFERENCE jaysadlerproject.com/

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or the second year Remembrance Day and Veterans Day Services were held at Hidalgo Park in Puerto Vallarta’s Centro neighbourhood. Organized and sponsored by the Jay Sadler Project and American Legion Post 14, the services were well attended by an estimated crowd of 300.

The ceremony included two minutes of silence for the fallen soldiers of the Royal Canadian Forces and the Armed Forces of America followed by a balloon release by Donna Wong. “The Last Post” by Barry Valleau on trumpet.

EL PROYECTO JAY SADLER HACIENDO LA DIFERENCIA jaysadlerproject.com/

Dignitaries present included: Kelly Trainor U.S Consular Agent Vallarta Dennis Rike Jay Sadler Project Brenda Natali Gonzalez Cardenas Director D.I.F. Nick Scott Commander Post 14 Ron Abbe Former Commander Department of Mexico American Legion Master Corporal Vincent Martel Canadian Forces Military Police Services, Mexico City Bill Guillermo Martineau Canadian Legion Past President, Life Member Speaking at the ceremonies were: Kelly Trainor U.S Consular Agent Vallarta Master Corporal Vincent Martel Canadian Forces Military Police Services, Mexico City Bill Guillermo Martineau Canadian Legion Past President, Life Member Nick Scott Commander Post 14 Ron Abbe Former Commander Department of Mexico American Legion Don Shingler American Legion Post 14

Donna Wong releasing balloons Jay Sadler Project also organized the sale of poppies through various restaurants, and bars in Puerto Vallarta. This resulted in collections of $7,500 pesos. These funds were donated to the American Legion Post 14 Veterans Fund. A special thanks to the production crew: Jim Mawdesley, Jim Ranallo, Donna Wong, Holly Campbell, DIF Municipal Government, Jay Sadler, The Culture Department, US Consular Agent Vallarta and Mexican Navy Color Guard Band from the Navy Zone

led by Capitaan Magan. The Jay Sadler project is a registered charitable organization operating in the Puerto Vallarta area. The group provides many maintenance support services such as painting, construction and electrical to needy organizations and playgrounds. The Project also operates fundraising projects throughout the year. The Annual Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook Off will be held at the El Rio BBQ Restaurant & Bar February 23, 2019 at 1 pm. Jim Sullivan is the Chairman.

A few of the projects completed recently are: Salvation Army P.V. - New roof, painting and repairs. RehaSer Clinic - Interior renovation of premises including major electrical work. Children’s Cancer Screening Center - Continued maintenance and upkeep. Regional Hospital - Provided patient supplies for personal hygiene through Pam Thompson. OEPV Orquesta Escuela De Puerto Vallarta A.C. - Painting, repairs and fan work. Tax deductible donations can be made through the Punta de Mita Foundation for either Canadian, US, or Mexican tax deductible receipts. Future Projects for November and December 2018 ESC. PRIM. 17 DE FEBRERO Repair fencing, remove large rocks

Left to Right - Ron Abbe, Nick Scott, Kelly Trainor, Brenda Natali Gonzalez Cardenas, Master Corporal Vincent Martel, Bill Guillermo Martineau and Barry Valleau

and provide screening over patio area. Volcanes Kids Education Program - Banner 6x3 meters of solar system for wall (installed). Painting and repairs to exterior of building. Dives in misericordia A.C. Ixtapa - Applied and approved for 60,000 peso grant to purchase

playground and install from Eagle Wings Foundation. Children’s Cancer Screening Center - Purchase and install new kitchen cabinets. Magisterio Playground Rehabilitation - Work with Rotary Club Puerto Vallarta Sur. For more information contact dennis2rike@hotmail.com

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Mexican Navy Color Guard Band from the Navy Zone led by  Capitan Magan 

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IFC Invites you In John Warren

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John Warren is in charge of Publicity for the International Friendship Club (IFC). His articles describe the programs and charities that IFC supports, the sources of income of IFC and the social experiences, lectures and classes that members can enjoy. During the summer John writes about Puerto Vallarta.

The Second Best Time

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Chinese proverb states “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” We are all responsible for what we do to this planet. We have to make individual decisions to save it now; not later. Later may be too late. Every year, eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean. This level of plastic pollution is poisonous — to the oceans, marine life and our bodies. It kills and injures countless marine life. When fish eat it, plastic and its toxins enter our food chain.It’s already entered our water supplies. Every day, humans unknowingly eat and drink microplastics. We must be more responsible consumers. We can’t let our throwaway culture destroy our marine ecosystems for the sake of to-go

coffee cups, single-use grocery bags, straws, take-out food containers, water bottles, and plastic wrap. One of the focuses of the International Friendship Club (IFC) is to improve society in Puerto Vallarta by improving education. Last season the club donated $20,000 pesos to the American School here to buy a plastic shredding machine and a moulding machine. They will serve to teach kids the need to take control of a small part of their planet. The students will collect plastics, shred them and mould them into usable products. This is all part of the “Sustainability Program” at the school which is teaching students, staff and the surrounding community about sustainability. When I visited the school earlier this month Adam Kilner, the Middle and High School Principal, was

surprised that I managed to get past security with my styrofoam coffee cup in my hand because styrofoam is already prohibited within the school’s walls. Effective 1st January the school is banning the use of single-use plastics by anyone in the school’s community. That means no more plastic drink bottles, straws or take out food containers by students or staff. The American School in Puerto Vallarta is part of a worldwide system of teaching and practicing sustainability in the school and the community. It is known as Compass Education. Being part of this system means that students must be an integral part of a whole-school learning community, not only learning about sustainability in the classroom, but rather seeing and experiencing it being modelled and practiced in all that happens in the school and beyond. So if schools can practice sustainability why can’t we do the same in our community? Can you give up single-use plastics for a day? A week? Permanently? Will you work to get re-cycling of plastics a policy in your condo community? The Earth Charter states “We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future.As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise.” It’s up to us, now!

ADORABLE DOG IN THE SPOTLIGHT...HOPE by Janice Gonzalez

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ope is ready for a forever family of her own. She is 1.5 years old, a Dachshund mix weighing about 24 pounds. Her mellow personality makes her an ideal addition to any family. She has a medium energy level and is good with everyone she meets.

She enjoys playtime with other dogs and is even okay with felines. She just loves snuggling with her humans and mostly she just wants to be your buddy. Hope has been spayed, dewormed and vaccinated. Now ready for adoption, we are accepting applications at spcapv@gmail.com.

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The Punta Mita Golf Academy Tom Stickney

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"Tom F. Stickney II is the Director of Instruction and Business Development at Punta Mita, (www.puntamita.com) He is a Golf Magazine “Top 100 Teacher,” and has been honored as a Golf Digest Best Teacher and a Golf Tips Top-25 Instructor. Tom is also a Trackman University Master/Partner, a distinction held by less than 15 people in the world. For more information please email: tom.stickney@puntamita.com"

Low Point Drill in Bunkers

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ave you ever seen a player skull a ball over the green, drop a ball back in the bunker, and then leave it in the bunker? If so, you have just witnessed a player whom has issues controlling their low point.

The key to bunkers is controlling where the club hits the ground and how deep it goes while in the sand. By drawing a line in the sand and making practice swings you can audit your low point and make sure you have control over you bunker shots once and for all. VIDEO: https://youtu.be/ MrINdQVVxgk

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Welcome Home Sheryl Novak

marcella@marcellacastellanos.com

Sheryl Novak is an expat Canadian who has owned a home in Mexico for over ten years. She is the owner of SOLutions Mexico and The Furniture Store by SOLutions Mexico. She is an expert on sourcing all styles of furniture for all sizes of budgets, in Mexico.

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or those of you just reading this article for the first time, we are currently in the middle of a massive remodel of a beautiful condo in Bucerias Nayarit. This three-bedroom, ocean-front home was built and furnished in 2008. Our goal is to bring everything in on-time and on-budget so that the owners can list the condo for sale by January 1, 2019. We have come a long way in the last seven days. The big, dark chocolate painted wood furniture has been removed from the unit and transported over to our carpentry shop. To brighten up the condo and make it look and feel much more spacious, we are having all the pieces repainted a soft cream. This means a lot of sanding and priming, but it will be worth it. To get a manufacturers quality of paint finish, our carpenter is using a spray gun instead of a brush. To ensure we are all aligned on the quality we need, before working on all the furniture, our top-of-the-line carpenter showed us a sample. He took one of the shelves from the entertainment cabinetry and did a test on the underside. It is perfect! He has our go-ahead for the rest of the pieces. With a lot of the furniture out of the condo, it was time to do the interior painting. This unit has three bedrooms on two floors, a stunning

Be The Change Marcella Castellanos

sa.novak@solutionsmexico.com

Redecorating Profile Mexico Beach Style Pt IV

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TV room with a 20-foot ceiling, and two large outdoor terraces, in addition to living room, dining room and bathrooms. This team had their work cut out for them. There are a lot of folks who will offer to do interior and exterior painting here. Everyone seems to know someone who paints. The trick is to find the right painters who do a quality job, so you get the job done the first time correctly. We need this to be top-notch so that the owner can command the highest resale price. All lines must be razor-edge straight and no visible brush lines. Luckily, we have a great crew with a great foreman who inspects the work daily to ensure any questions are answered correctly, and any issues are addressed right away. Just as we take a deep breath thinking that everything is going to plan, we get hit with a big challenge. We plan to update the kitchen cabinetry by taking out two of the three upper cabinets and replace them with open shelving as well as repaint the cupboards and shelves white. Our carpenter has discovered that the boxes are made from MDF and plastic meaning we may not be able to paint them. Are we facing a reno dilemma that will cause us to alter the plans or will we be able to solve it? Interested in free furniture for your home in Mexico? We are looking to furnish and fully decorate a new condo in the Romantic Zone and Nuevo Vallarta! Email furniture@solutionsmexico.com for info.

Hola, soy Marcella Castellanos. I´m a bilingual Mexican - Californian, living in Puerto Vallarta for a decade. As a forty-something certified health educator, I’m passionate about health, consciousness and sustainability. I help people revitalize their health, vitality and mindset through plant based cooking, adventure and helping bridge communication barriers with the people, places and culture of Mexico. Search Marcella Castellanos on Youtube.com

Easy, delicious, chickpea salad

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e are in the midst of the holiday season and I felt inspired to share this quick, delicious chickpea (garbanzo bean) salad that I like to whip up when I don’t have a lot of time and I want to have something in the fridge to munch on or a refreshing side-dish to take to a holiday party or event.

This is a versatile salad because you can modify it as you see fit. You can add parsley, cilantro for spiciness or the much loved avocado - oh yeah! Access your imagination for all of the possibilities.  Here is the recipe: Ingredients 2 cans of garbanzo beans 2 medium cucumbers 1 medium tomato 1 lemon or 3 - 4 limes 2Tbsp. EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

2Tbsp. Braggs amino acid 1/2 cup of cilantro or parsley (optional) 1 chopped avocado (optional) Once you have all of your ingredients, open the cans and rinse the beans. Take off all of the skins that start to peel off the garbanzos ( you don’t want them floating around in the salad). Chop up the cucumber into little cubes, then the tomato. Put garbanzos, cucumber and tomato into a medium sized mixing bowl, add your EVOO, braggs amino acids, and juice of lemon or limes. Next add option chopped cilantro or parsley. Mix it all together and chill for one and half to two hours. Once it’s nice and cold, add your option chopped avocado and mix. This salad is really simple, refreshing and flavorful. You can see a tutorial on this recipe, by visiting youtube and searching Marcella Castellanos chickpea salad. Let me know if you liked it , I’ll be interested in hearing from you. Hasta pronto!

ARE YOU OFF TO A TIMESHARE PRESENTATION? If you’re attending a timeshare presentation while on vacation consider that not only is Puerto Vallarta and area built on timeshare but it’s also the livelihood of many - including bell boys, chambermaids and sales staff. These people are doing their job so they can support their families. Be considerate. Tip your servers. Respect that they are doing their jobs.


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part in these processions to the church for a special mass they have devoted to the Virgin whose ‘birthday’ is celebrated on December 12th. The streets are lined with people watching the processions. People come from the mountain villages to take part and bring with them crafts and traditional foods for sale. It is an excellent time to enjoy tamales and atole as well as many other wonderful treats. The Church of Our Lady Of Guadalupe is a unique structure is a famous landmark in its own right, as its elaborate crown allegedly designed to resemble


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a tiara worn by one of Emperor Maximilian’s mistresses. Perfectly lit for memorable photos. Processions begin each night around nightfall and last until all have passed through the doors of the church. As the twelve days go on the processions get larger until the December 12th procession which lasts the full day and night with thousands paying their respects to the Virgin of Guadalupe. It’s a wonderful spectacle steeped in the glorious Mexican and Catholic traditions.

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Attend an event and find out how YOU can make a difference! For more information please call Cecil Kerfront at 322 274 5708 Fundación Corazón de Niña A.C. Calle San Luis Potosi #355, Colonia Primero de Mayo, Puerto Vallarta FB Corazón de Niña www.fundacioncorazon.mx admin@corazondenina.mx For more information please call 322 888 1999

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Sustainably Yours Emily Magewski

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EMILY MAJEWSKI was a sustainable landscape designer and consultant for 15 years prior to moving to Mexico in 2011. She and her husband live off grid and are dedicated to helping increase the sustainability of homes and gardens in our region.

Bliss workshops – Open to men too!

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K, this is an invitation, to men as well as ladies, (although I have to forewarn that it may be a very estrogen-charged room!). Monthly from November through May, 2-part BLISS WORKSHOPS are being offered by yours truly (sustainably yours?) at Hacienda de Arte in Bucerias!! BLISS, hmmm, you may be thinking. Sounds like a crystal-grippin’, granola crunchin’ yoga retreat on following your bliss, the kind that only serves kale lattes. Only good vibes and privilege allowed. Well, I’m here to say that it’s none of that. Additionally, that wallowing in BLISS is a crucial pathway to making the world a more sustainable and holistic place. What’s the definition of BLISS in this sense? It’s the merger of your passions, gifts and purpose. Fusing these together, the ‘BLISSER’ is tangibly becoming the best version

of him or herself. And a world population becoming the best version of itself is pretty much the best way to actually achieve such utopian ideals as world peace, etc, etc. The 2 part workshop will emphasis both left brained (creative) and right brained (analytical) approaches to manifesting goals. Of course, many good folk are in flux with their goals in the first

place, with poorly defined senses of personal mission. Others have detailed hopes and expectations. Our Course will appeal to both, and includes a workbook that empowers both types to define as well as refine their visions, no matter where they are at with them. The first workshop focuses on Planning, excavating your deepest and reaching your highest year-

nings, how to reverse engineer a future you are actively creating. The provided workbook allows you to continue digging deeper in between courses on your own time. The structure of the session is a lecture format that focuses on the participants as individuals. The second monthly workshop emphasizes more of a playful approach, with sharing interactions between the participants and the artistic expression of their plans and hopes. We review the practice of vision boarding, not merely as the collaging of goals but rather as a habit which evolves and expands with one’s vision over a timescale. My sister in law and sister in spirit, Nicole Majewski, is co-hosting the Creative Session. Her colorful expertise leading vision board workshops is also available for private groups and team building events (casaiyarilodemarcos@ gmail.com). What especially makes this course meaningful is that BLISS is relevant to every single person on the planet, right up there with eating and breathing. It’s pretty much

the main thing everyone wants for themselves and their children. While humans tend to dream up many goals (see Laos, learn to make a soufflé, become a mentor), all of these goals are secondary vehicles to the ultimate goal of being happy. While ‘how to be happy’ is one of the great philosophical questions with often materialistic connotations, we will be addressing a more transcendent version of happiness. BLISS, is the zone where you are operating as the best version of yourself no matter what life throws at you, rain or shine, rich or poor, from Puerto Vallarta to the gulag. It is the zone of saints and sages but accessible to everyone else too. As always, Hacienda del Arte creates a nurturing backdrop to the content of the course. In fact, this very special hub of creation – whether of art or the creation of you becoming the best version of yourself – deserves special mention in an upcoming article. In the meantime, check out Hacienda de Arte at (facebook.com/haciendadearte) or please email me at sustainablyyourscolumn@gmail.com to get set up with registration. Each course is limited to 25 people, first come, first serve regarding sign-up. The 2018/19 calendar is below. Between Hacienda de Arte as a local gem of artistic empowerment and this tropical paradise we call home, BLISS couldn’t be a more appropriate theme. I very much look forward to exploring BLISS and meeting many of you this coming season!


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exicans’ increasing individualism partly explains the continued growth of the pet market in recent years, with many people preferring to deal with a dog or cat than with other people. “Preferring a pet to a person is a very logical contact choice in a post-modern society that would rather avoid overwhelming or troubling relationships. Having a pet becomes a form of entertainment with no great responsibilities,” psychologist Ricardo Trujillo told EFE. This fits perfectly with the growing pet ownership by young professionals in recent years, economist Jose Nabor told EFE. Trujillo, who teaches at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), said that for young people, a pet “in some cases is an accessory of a person’s life, like a car, a computer or a mobile phone,” nowadays preferable to having a husband, wife or partner. The latest National Statistics and Geography Institute (INEGI) study found that in 2015, out of the 80 million adults living in Mexico,

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Pet Ownership Rises in Mexico 45 million reported having a pet, or 57 percent of them. The National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Financial Service Users (Condusef), meanwhile, said the growth rate of annual sales of dog and cat foods over the last five years increased by 10 percent annually, an exponential growth that looks like rising even more, said Nabor, a researcher with the UNAM’s Economic Research Institute. Taking into account that the average medium-income household in Mexico spends between 200 and 300 pesos ($10 to $15) a month on pet food, that signifies a monthly nationwide expense of around 13 billion pesos ($640 million). If the cost of vaccines, veterinary care and cleaning the pets are added to that tab, Nabor estimates a monthly total of 30 billion pesos ($1.47 billion). As for the cost of the animal itself, the price of buying a dog

or cat begins at some 300 pesos (about $15) and could be more than 15,000 pesos ($738). Dogs are the usual choice among the Mexican population,

since, according to INEGI, 87 percent of pet owners said they had a canine. Cats take second place with almost 10 percent, while the remaining percentage is

SPCA of Puerto Vallarta By Janice Gonzalez

Oh what a night…. This past Saturday, approximately 140 guests enjoyed a glamorous and enchanting evening at The Iguana Restaurant, located in Casa Kimberly, where money was raised for the continued rescue, rehabilitation and adoption efforts of the SPCA de Puerto Vallarta. Guests dined on scrumptious appetizers and a delicious fourcourse dinner. The very talented violin trio, regularly seen at La Cappella, serenaded the guests through the cocktail hour followed by the mariachi sounds of Joya de Mexico. Our guests were shown a poignant video put together by our volunteer Carol Martin reminding everyone of the work we do here along with a few recent success stories. Some energetic and entertaining fundraising by the most talented and charismatic auctioneer, John Curley, followed the video. In addition to the live auction portion, John rallied everyone with a paddle raise. The target was to raise the funds necessary to purchase a blood chemistry machine for the sanctuary. This equipment will allow us to control a major expense while expediting diagnosis and treatment. We are happy to report we

achieved our goal! There are so many people we wish to thank for their assistance as well as donations. I apologize in advance for anyone I may have missed. Your donations and the money we raised as a result will be put to good use. We had some lovely works of art and jewelry thanks to: Amanda Brotman, Charlene Bailey Crowe, Diamonds International, Paul Kirkpatrick, Kathy Mackal, Mary Ann McKernie, Mandy Moon, Nancy Nagy, Robert Rogers, Kirk Rowe, Cassandra Shaw and Judy Webber. These wonderful restaurants here in Vallarta graciously donated gift certificates: 4 Sapori, Barcelona Tapas, Gernika Pintxos, Hacienda Gourmet Restaurant, Joe Jack’s, Kaiser Maxmilian, La Cappella, La Palapa, Langostino’s, River Café, The Iguana, Tre Piatti, Trio and Vitea. Some of our favorite local attractions were most generous with donations, the majority providing multiple gift certificates: Ada Sailing, Babalu Charters, Botanical Gardens, Vallarta Adventures and Wildlife Connection. There were also some great opportunities to bid on local accommodations: Casa Kimberly,

Four Seasons, Garlands del Rio, La Casa de Maty, St. Regis and Villa Lucia. Other items included a selection of products from La Mer, “doggie” themed sweater and shirts from Philanthropy, a Johnny Was scarf and a Diana & Kelly Clutch. One of the exciting live auction items was a chef’s dinner in your

home offered by Chef David (Thompson). It created such excitement David graciously offered up two! Thanks so much!!!! The other big-ticket item was a gorgeous silver and diamond cuff (bracelet). Special thanks to all the volunteers especially those ladies who sold raffle tickets during the

made up of birds and fish, these four groups of animals being the ones chosen by Mexicans to keep them company at home.

evening: Amanda, Cairo, Elisa, Marcie, Sharon and Wendy. Thanks Corinne for your terrific work as our MC each year. Thanks to Juanita and the staff of the hotel for all your work and attention to detail. Everything was perfect! None of this would happen without our leader, Janice Chatterton. We thank you for founding this organization and for all the tireless work you do for the animals. It was a fabulous night and a night not to be missed. Thanks everyone from yours truly and see you again next year! The mission of SPCA de PV is to help fund and promote sterilization, adoption and healthcare efforts for companion animals in the Puerto Vallarta area, with the goal of eliminating the euthanasia of healthy and adoptable animals. To make donations via PayPal, select the “Donate” option on our Facebook page www.facebook. com/spcapv or on our website at http://spcapv.com/donate/. You can drop off any donations for the SPCA at Hacienda San Angel located at Calle Miramar 336, above Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in El Centro. Get involved…rescue, adopt, foster, volunteer, donate or educate. You can learn more about the SPCA Puerto Vallarta by checking us out at www.spcapv. com/home or on Facebook.


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he season once again has come to enjoy live music in Puerto Vallarta. Los Bambinos are pleased to open the doors and take center stage at Bambinos Trattoria this season. Offering spectacular Italian cuisine, Bambinos restaurant pairs music and the pleasure of fine dining for a remarkable experience. Prepare to be amazed by the flavors of the night as the chef brings unique selections to your table in a threecourse menu with your show for $495 pesos or $560 for VIP seating (including beer or margarita). This week, Los Bambinos present an especially great Monday and Tuesday night show featuring The Beatles! This show takes you on a walk down memory lane with a selection of The Beatles favorites along-side outstanding renditions of Rock n’ Roll and Latin favorites. Los Bambinos Dinner & Show offers a memorable night, Guaranteed! Don’t miss the show this week at Bambinos Trattoria.

Los Bambinos concerts this week o Monday and Tuesday Night 8pm | The Beatles As always, the brothers add their unique spin on the International rock selections, setting the wellloved songs into the Mexican musical landscape… for an exciting and upbeat show. o Wednesday Night 8pm | Big Girls Don't Cry featuring Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons This dynamic show beautifully presents the authentic range of

the group’s voices. Los Bambinos music does justice to this iconic musical era and artist. o Thursday Night 8pm | Elvis announcing special guest Jorge Acosta Jorge’s vocal style and intonation is naturally Elvis-like, with tasteful accentuation by Los Bambinos vocal harmonies, the show is a WOW! “It felt like I was really hearing Elvis Presley. Excellent!” -Commented Israel Gomez, a veteran musician here in PV. Join the group for a touching and

fun evening while you dine, drink, dance and relive this emblematic musical era. o Friday and Saturday Night 8pm | Fiesta Latina This is the show for an exquisite mix of rhythms and beautiful vocals. It is a show just as spicy as it is sweet. Each song sweeps you away to a Brazilian Carnival or a romantic evening in an Old Mexican town square. Don’t be surprised if you hear your favorite Mexican tune set in a foot-tapping Cuban rhythm! Let Los Bambinos awaken your senses with vibrant music, and inspiring four-part harmonies. Take a break from the beach and come to Bambinos Trattoria for Happy Hour from 3-6pm! Special this week: 3 delicious bruschetta + 1 penne with broccoli and mushrooms + 1 margarita or beer + A scoop of ice cream for

only $265 pesos. **Only applies on seated meals** Los Bambinos began performing in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone in 2004. Their Dinner-Show performances at Bambinos Trattoria are a perfect way to enjoy the tradition of music in Puerto Vallarta. Delicious and authentic Italian (www.bambinostrattoria.com) is served Monday through Saturday 3-11pm. Please reserve early, as seating is limited. Find Bambinos Trattoria on Facebook @losbambinostrattoria and unbiased reviews on Trip Advisor. Bambinos Trattoria is located at Aguacate #314, at the corner of Carranza street in Old Town Puerto Vallarta, just before Mundo de Azulejos. For Los Bambinos reservations: Online www.losbambinosmusic.com or 222-4357 (English Spoken). See you at Bambinos Trattoria!

Basilio Badillo 269 A. 2ndo piso, Col. Emiliano Zapata. Mon-Sat 2-11pm Tel. (322) 22 3 3734 info.divinodante@gmail.com, www.divinodante.com


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his is a work of art I have been appreciating for the last three years when I would take the Ramblases bus back home to Palo Seco. It is located near the cross streets of Colombia and Venezuela. At first I tried to take a picture of it from the bus; but those attempts always turned out to be futile. So this year upon seeing it again, I decided to actually go there and take this photograph. What I also like about this piece of art, is that it finally puts a face on the artists who create these wonderful paintings. For this artist; its a wild and zany guy simply having fun putting his skills to good use for all to enjoy. I am also really glad to have captured this for posterity because since last year, this work of art has started to decay and now it’s starting to become apparent. Once this action starts its relentless and will continue at a more rapid pace. As Neil Young once sang, “Rust never sleeps”, nor does the deterioration process once it takes hold of these paintings.  So enjoy it while you can because for me this painting

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Vallarta Street Art The Graffiti Artist

Art and The Mayans Angeline Kyba

www.angelinekyba.com @angelinekyba

I paint the huipil whenever I can. Angeline Kyba Studio is open to visitors weekdays Mondays to Fridays 12-5 at Cuauhtémoc 635 in downtown Vallarta, simply follow Guerrero, it is the same street, or come by way of the new steps over the Rio Cuale.  

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he great classic Mayan culture flourished in Meso America across the southern part of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador in the 3rd to 9th century. Their art can be seen in the ruins now, in pyramids that stand in Palenque in Chiapas, Tikal in Guatemala, and Copan in Honduras.     Many Mexican artists have identified themselves with the Mayans who created sculptures, murals, hieroglyphics, and a calendar based on astrological and mathematical calculations,  intrigued by the beauty and the mystery of their ancestors.  Diego Riviera represented these indigenous people in his mural “History of the Mexican People“.  Riviera was born in Guanajuato and is represented on the 500 peso bill. His wife and artist, Frida Kahlo has said that his greatest concern was to “raise the standard of the Mexican Indians whom he loves so deeply and who he portrayed in painting after painting.“  The Mexican poet and Nobel Prize winner Octavio Paz has stated his belief that the soul of Mexico is indigenous.  Kahlo also

identified with the indigenous ancestry of Mexico rather than with the contemporary art of her time, making her work unique. Today, in Chiapas, women continue to weave the Mayan images into their clothes, their ‘trajes’.  They maintain and build their history each time they weave and wear their woven dresses.  When a woman weaves, she binds herself to her people, her tribe, her village and her ancestors.  The weaving, done on a back-strap loom, displays her religion, her village, her marital status and her ability, personality and talent.  The designs woven are ancient and have great meaning, there is the moon, the serpent and the zig-zag, representing lightening.  It was Rigoberta Menchú, who was awarded the Nobel Peace prize, who gave “ traje “ it’s due, educating people on the meaning of this distinctive dress.  The traje, the huipil has survived the collapse of the Mayan civilization, the Spanish conquest and foreign rule.  It has triumphed over murder and oppression to give us a form of art that has withstood the test of time and is an object of beauty and hope.

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Art, Gastronomy, Fashion, and Music at the VII Riviera Nayarit Polo Cup

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an Pancho’s La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club to host the top equestrian event in the region from December 6-9, 2018. All the passion of the “Sport of Kings” will be on display at the VII Riviera Nayarit Polo Cup, celebrated from December 6-9, 2018, at La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club. The club is considered one of the best designed clubs in the country and lies tucked away in the tropical jungles of San Francisco (San Pancho), Nayarit. Although it’s the cup’s seventh year, this is only the second event hosted at La Patrona. The event will welcome several top international players, with Canada as the guest country. “We’ve prepared a beautiful event filled with rhythm and flavor, as we’ll also include the best regional and Mexican gastronomy,” said Rubén Carrillo, managing director of Tierra Tropical. “We’ll have world-class guest chefs and mixologists on-hand to share their most exclusive recipes with our guests.” Martin Harriague, La Patrona’s polo manager, talked about the event program and the compe-

ting teams. The tournament will include four handicap goals with players from Mexico, Portugal, and Canada. There is currently an alliance in place with the polo club from Calgary. “The Canadian community in the Riviera Nayarit is very participatory, which is why we chose them to be our special guests,” he said. “And by integrating a team from Canada we’re also accomplishing the mission of bringing polo representatives from around the world.” Something more… The culinary experience is one of the highlights of the activities for the VII Riviera Nayarit Polo Cup. The event will include creations from Hugo Ahumada, executive chef for La Patrona; Jesús Vázquez López, from Loma 42 and Emiliano in the city of Tepic; and chef Miriam Flores of Miriam’s; as well as specialty drinks by mixologists Oscar “Gogol” García and Jorge Pizá, of Tequila San Matías. Art will also be showcased in exhibits held at the Tierra Tropical Beach Club gallery, which will also the “Sunset Fashion Show”—a presentation of Mexican design to the world.

Hugo Ahumada, executive chef for La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club.

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Life in la Cruz Cindy Bouchard

cindy@VillaAmordelMar.com

Cindy Bouchard, an expat Canadian runs a Boutique Inn, Villa Amor del Mar in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. She and her husband Chris are living and lovin’ in Vallarta–Nayarit. If you want more info on La Cruz or desire… A very special vacation contact cindy@VillaAmordelMar.com

Langosta DIEZ in La Cruz redesigned to please you even more!

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erenice and Jorge inspire me with their community involvement. Beyond serving at their restaurant they give to the Kids club, they serve on the board of Amigos de La Cruz and they keep the street in front of their Langosta Diez restaurant cleaned and filled with beautiful greenery. Looking forward to my first meal after the renovation, I trust the surroundings, the food and the vibe will all be ‘Muy Rico’! Entering into their fourth season with an indoor patio as spectacular as the food; international cuisine and an art gallery create an unforgettable dining experience to delight the senses. When Javier Alba González shared the beauty of our village with his bride, Berenice Uribe, she was hooked as she likes to fish, snorkel and scuba dive! Prior to life in La Cruz, Berenice says “I love working, I love to serve and I like to create unique places. I’m an accountant and enjoy supervising

the building of houses and decorating them as well. My mom was an accountant and liked décor too so I guess it all runs in the family.” Choosing the name was logical, they wanted it to be easy to find and it is on the street Langosta. The official number of the property is ten. They got their original permits on November 10th and opened December 10th. (2015). Diez = Ten. Berenice exclaimed “The way we see it, we want YOU to give us a TEN!” Passionate about their offering every year they’ve made it better than before. The first year, of course, it was the creation of Langosta Diez; fab flavours in gorgeous suroundings. The next year they added ‘you can buying anything, the glasses you’re drinking from, the chair you’re sitting on, anything’. Last season they brought cooking to the table, Nitrogen ice cream, agave dessert; crunchy agave leaf with tequila ice cream and coffee caviar and yoghurt popcorn. This season is the big renovation and a big reveal it shall be. They’re replacing the wood pergola with a concrete roof with clay tiles that gives a mexican touch and cool ceiling. They’ve created a

new entrance including an inviting grand iron door. They’ve expanded the iron windows for grander views to the street and better air flow. Recreating the splendor of the indoor terraza they’ve retained the rustic cantera rock, white and blue colours of the Mediterranean and added even more plants to complete the interior. They continue planning for the future where they’ll add another level for commercial premises for shops or restaurants and likely a sky bar. This season brings new menu items, including: TACO TRILOGY; beef, chicken and catch of the day tacos, served in blue corn tortillas and grandma´s sauce. FOUR CHEESE GNOCCHI; filled with zucchini and spinach, topped with four cheese sauce. LIME AND PROSSECO SALMON; grilled in the wood burning oven with eureka lime and prosseco sauce, garnished with cauliflower cake and sautéed asparagus ABRUZZO TROUT; salmon trout filled with shredded red pepper and mushrooms, wrapped in prosciutto and sautéed in sage butter. SCAMPI; butter sautéed shrimp, with basil and white wine, served with fettuccini and slices of Padano cheese. EL DIEZ MEDALLION; grilled beef medallion glazed with wild berries and balsamic vinegar, served with green beans and potato. They had me at scampi!! Berenice asked me to tell you all; “You are going to love us even more!!! Our service and comfort… even more!!! We’ve redesigned to please you… even more!!! Langosta Diez loves sharing fusions, secrets and out of the ordinary flavours!


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Busing Banderas Bay Bruce Howells

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Bruce is a retired Canadian, who along with his wife Velma, took a “mulligan” on life and escaped the cold of Canada and settled in the Vallarta area. Fulfilling a retirement dream of not driving anymore, Bruce will use public transportation to tour the bay and tell his tales here. Tips and itineraries welcome.

Rocking the North Shore – Sayulita, Higuera Blanca, San Pancho

What better way to prepare for a Canadian tour than by cruising the highways of Banderas Bay. On average, the band travels 500+ kilometers a week, requiring two vehicles, with 14+ hours night time travel. If they can navigate the overhanging jungle vines, unmarked “topes”, and narrow roads, they should be prepared for Canada with its “no topes”, painted lines, and wide shoulders.

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reparing my articles on rock music of the North Shore coastal towns, one band’s name was constantly reoccurring; Soul Trip, with their unique mix of rearranged songs that flow from blues to rock, between funk, soul, and psychedelic. When asked why the band was traveling, they responded, “They wanted to spread their music to everyone in the Bay, as well as allowing their souls to reach further horizons. They consider every venue “a portal” and hope every performance provides a trip for the soul to achieve peace and harmony.” Enjoy the concert, a cold beer, tequila, and more. If you have friends in the North Shore, recommend they support local businesses, go out for an evening of fun, food, and live rock/ blues music, they will not be disappointed. With increased popu-

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larity and generous tips, the band is investing in upgrading their PA system (speakers, subwoofer, mixer board, monitoring speakers), as they strive to deliver a concertlike setting, even selling T-shirts and hats. A blended, controlled sound, fronted by strong vocals and harmonica, with Stevie Ray Vaughn quality rifts, backed by a Bassist and Drummer who link the rhythm of the drums with the melody of the guitar, delivering a memorable

musical soul trip.

The Dream:

Recent summer successes by PV bands, The Gecko Band and Tres Cuartro, in Canada, have Soul Trip working to capitalize on “The Mexican Music Invasion”; starting with their current opportunity to travel, and promote the band throughout the Bay. Anyone with leads or contacts on Canadian venues, talk to the band or drop the info in the Tip bucket.

The week starts on Monday, with a trip to Ana Bananas in La Cruz for their second season, in time for Meatloaf Monday. Showtime 7 pm. Tuesdays see Soul Trip off to Sayulita where they are entering their second season at El Atico Hookah bar. Sorry guys, that’s hookah not hooker! Showtime 9:30 pm Wednesday’s portal in San Pancho, at the El Gallo, is on hold due to bureaucratic issues holding up the permits. El Gallo is family owned and specializes in local ingredients and Mexican cuisine. The family has been involved in supporting local musicians for many years. This allows the band a day for relaxing, composing, rehearsing and availability for private events. I was fortunate to hire the band last

February for my wife’s “XX” surprise birthday party, and I have still not used up all those “husband points”. Hoping to gain more for not publishing how many “XX’s” there were. Thursdays the band is in Bucerias at the Drunken Duck, where they started, three seasons ago. The specialty in-house ribs should be available. Showtime 9 pm. Fridays, the band ventures to Higuera Blanca for their first season, don’t miss the Soul Trip Experience Portal, at the Faro Mita, your portal to a musical delight. Showtime 7:30 pm. Initial reports, first show was a sellout and they turned people away

Vallarta Portals:

Soul Trip performs in Vallarta Saturdays, at Kelly’s Pour Favor, 8 pm, then at La Ingrata for a 1 am portal, and on Sunday, El Sonador rooftop, 9 pm. For listings on all bands and their schedules, The Vallarta Tribune publishes a “Live Music Calendar” every week; ask your local venues to submit their music listings. https://www.vallartatribune.com/ list-event-free/ to be added to the newspaper and emailed to their online readers.  Keep on Rockin!


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Marsol Friday Market by the Pier by Marcia Blondin Spirals

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ascinating stainless steel spirals twist and turn with the slightest of breezes; lovely to catch and reflect the sunlight on your terrace or backyard. Arturo Martinez brings these interesting geometric ‘wind spirals’ in many different sizes and shapes to Marsol Market every week. Parota is one of Mexico’s most richly-grained and hardest of woods. Santos Grispino Favian hand carves gorgeous spoons, fruit bowls, cutting boards

LOCAL FOOD. LOCAL PLACES. LOCAL PEOPLE Enjoy a Culinary & Cultural Journey though Old Town, Pitillal & Downtown Neighborhoods of Puerto Vallarta!

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and so much more from this precious wood. Soft as silk to touch and as strong as the tree from which they came. Did you know that regular store-bought sunscreens block Vitamin D? Try using Ricardo Mazcal’s Day Cream. It will allow critical Vitamin D to nourish your body and still protect your face from sunburn. This is particularly important for folks who live up north like most of our tourists! The Marsol Friday Market by the Pier presents, accompanied by live music: hand-

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MARSOL FRIDAY MARKET BY THE PIER

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CADA VIERNES 9:30 am - 1:30 pm ART ARTE JEWELRY JOYERÍA CRAFTS ARTESANÍA CLOTHING ROPA PASTRY PASTELES HOME DECOR MUEBLES HERBALIST HERBALISTA FOOD COMIDA MUSIC MÚSICA HOTEL MARSOL 103 FRANCISCA RODRIGUEZ OLAS ALTAS

Find me: Sucesos Boutique Hidalgo 113-b, Centro (322)2220868 La Cruz Market in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Sundays at 9am-2pm La Marina PV Boardwalk in La Marina Thursdays 5pm-9pm

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NEW ACTS NEW UPDATED SPACE Olas Altas 508, Zona Romántica (Old Town) Puerto Vallarta, Jal. P. 322 222 0200

BELOVED RETURNING STARS FRIENDLY SERVICE Box Office open 10AM Daily Buy Tickets online at: www.thepalmcabaret.com


made aprons and pillow shams; city and country walking tours; durable cotton wine/gift bags; natural herbal remedies, and Chiapas coffee and Louisiana peanut brittle. Home Décor advice; !00% cotton clothing and crocheted shawls; exquisite baked goods and pickled beets. Corn Husk flowers and Straw art; Talavera pottery and Huichol crafts;

fabric and leather purses; Bark art and animal-rescue info. Mexican nuts and candies; Jewelry made with: sterling silver; faceted glass and semi-precious stones; repurposed fabrics; leather for men and women; sea glass and beach tile  and more. Join us year-round at the Marsol Friday Market by the Pier. Open from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

MURPHY’S IRISH PUB Located on the Historic Malecon across from the lighthouse statue (El Faro) beautiful sunset views every night! Delicious traditional pub menu. Live Rock Music - Wed - Sat @10:30pm Watch all sports w 2 satellites. Pool Table.

484 Morelos - 2nd floor - Centro Vallarta Open daily 11 am

Murphys Puerto Vallarta

VOLUNTARIO / VOLUNTEERING VALLARTA THE JAY SADLER PROJECT MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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FEBRUARY 02-07-2019 Valle de Bravo/Mexico City Butterfly tour of magical wonder An utterly breathtaking natural spectacle DECEMBER 10-17-2019 Merida/Uxmal/Chichen Itza/Becal “Experience the Archaeological Wonders of the Yucatan” DECEMBER 20-2018 Mascota/Talpa 1 Day Tour 7:am-7:00pm To benefit “Purr Project” A touching spiritual encounter JANUARY 09-11-2019 Tonala Original Special “Shop Till You Drop” Tour

APRIL 06-13-2019 Cuba/Havana/Varadero Beach A nostalgic journey into the past APRIL 16-19-2019 Wine and Food Adventure Explore the best wineries Mexico has to offer MAY 12-17-2019 Mexico City Spa Getaway Retreat Rejuvenate & Revitalize your Body & Soul

Reservations & Information: Roberta Valdez 951.760.1068 rvaldez714@hotmail.com


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NEW THIS WEEK FESTIVAL CARAVANA - Sundays December 2, December 9 – At 7pm at the Los Arcos Amphitheater each night there are differently shows combining music, dance and clowns. Free and open to all ages. 24TH INTERNATIONAL GOURMET FESTIVAL - From November 23 – December 2. 27 participating restaurants take part in this years events. Specially invited chefs from around the world create unique menus and host cooking events. For all the details visit festivalgourmet.com VIII PUNTA MITA GOURMET & GOLF CLASSIC 2018 – November 29 – December 2 at Punta Mita enjoy four days of gourmet food with special invited chefs, sponsored cocktail

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very year at the end of October through the first week of November we welcome back the many artisan and farmer’s markets that pop-up around the bay and north through the towns of Riviera Nayarit. These markets represent local producers, artisans and entrepreneurs selling homemade food, organic products, arts and crafts, jewelry and more. They are an excellent resource for fresh baked treats, hard to find items and unique souvenirs. Here is an up to date list for most markets, if you know of another please email and we’ll add it to the list. Editor@vallartatribune.com

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Marsol Friday Market by the Pier - 9:30 am -1:30 pm Open every Friday all year located on Francisca Rodriguez Sayulita Mercado del Pueblo - 10 am -2 pm – On Calle Revolucion before the bridge Southside Shuffle every second week from 6 pm - 10 pm On Basilio Badillo, Old Town

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Olas Altas Farmer’s Market - 9:30 am - 2 pm at Lazaro Cardenas Parks, Old Town Three Hens & a Rooster Market 9 am - 1:00 pm at the Lions Club, Madero # 280 Old Town Tianguis Lo de Marcos – Located at Main plaza

Sunday

Huanacaxtle Farmer’s Market - 9 am -3pm Located at La Cruz Marina

Tuesday

Riviera Market 9am - 2 pm In Nuevo Vallarta in the parking lot behind the Casino.

Wednesday

Bucerias Forever Spring Market - 9 am - 1pm In the parking lot of Chedraui Bucerias Vallarta ArtWalk - 6 pm - 10 pm Various locations in downtown vallartaartwalk.com

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Bucerias ArtWalk - 7-9pm - along Lazaro Cardenas Marina Vallarta Night Market- 6 pm -10 pm along the marina boardwalk

parties, golf and spa treatments. Truly luxurious. For all the details visit: eventospuntamita.com/gourmetgolf/ CHOCOLATE MEETS WINE & TEQUILA – On November 30 from 11:30 – 3:30pm join recognized Chocolatiers in the breathtaking Sidewalk-Bistro Da Simone for a fun-filled afternoon pairing Xocodiva’s handmade artisan chocolates with selected Wine, Tequila and Coffee Liqueur. A chocolate presentation will inform you of the true tale of the life of a chocolate. After, enjoy a delicious gourmet Luncheon from award-winning chefs. There will also be a surprise liqueur and dessert. A Festival Gourmet event. Tickets are $900 pesos and available online at festivalgourmet.com SOUTHSIDE SHUFFLE – On Friday evening along the popular Basilio Badillo street from 6-10pm, you will find art, jewelry, fashion, collectables, dining, entertainment and fun! Come on down to the liveliest street in town and enjoy a festive evening of entertainment, dining, drinks, and the BEST shopping around. TASTE OF NUEVO AND 18TH ANNUAL GREAT CHILI COOK-OFF - On December 1, from 4pm – 7pm in the Marina Nuevo Vallarta at this is two events in one! Taste of Nuevo features dozens of local restaurants serving tastes of their best dishes. The Great Chili Cook-off features anyone who wants to show off their own chili recipes, and their costumes! All proceeds go to Toys for Tots and the Cleft Palate Program. There will be live music, great food and drink! THE WINE & FINE CHEESES FAIR AT RIVER CAFE- On Saturday starting at 1pm the event features tastings of more than 15 wineries, including many award-winning wines from around the world. On your arrival you get an elegant wineglass as souvenir, so you can taste all the open wines included. This is a Festival Gourmet event. Tickets $380 pesos available online at festivalgourmet.com Rivier Café is at Isla Cuale 4 in Puerto Vallarta. VALLARTA GARDEN CLUB HOLIDAY LUNCH – On December 5th join likeminded gardeners and Vallarta enthusiasts for a festive holiday lunch at the beautiful River Café overlooking the Rio Cuale. A delicious buffet will be served and holiday entertainment will be provided by the talented Jean-Guy. Price includes food, tax and gratuity; wine and cocktails may be purchased separately. Centrepieces will be available for sale at 500 pesos each at the conclusion of the luncheon. Please RSVP by December 3rd to jimeckardt@ gmail.com. 2018 RED RIBBON GALA – On December 5th the Second Annual Red Ribbon Gala event will be held at Mantamar Beach Club on Playa Los Muertos from 6:00-10:00 p.m. The Celebrity chefs have paired up to plan a number of stunning gourmet items for a four-course sit-down gala banquet served to all the guests.The evening will begin with a professional wine tasting by Nina Goodhope of the wine store Cork & Bottles. World-class performers, live entertainment all in the name of fundraising for SETAC. Tickets are $2000mxn per person.

ONGOING EVENTS ART

ART EXHIBIT: THE IMMACULATE LOVE COLLECTION— Colorestrue, Casa con Arte, started 2016 by Leonardo Tejeda, expressionist artist, opens a new location with the Art Exhibit of Leonardo´s new collection, THE IMMACULATE LOVE COLLECTION opened November 2 and will be open to the public, Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. at Colorestrue, Casa con Arte (Francisco I. Madero 441) LIFE DRAWING’ ART WORKSHOP: LOCAL ARTIST ARMANDO REYES— Join us on a new night, Wednesdays at 8pm in the theater. More information and online tickets. More info at IncantoVallarta.com. MALECON SCULPTURES 101— Enjoy a relaxed walk by the ocean while chatting about the sculptures on the Malecon and the local art scene, plus a delicious Mexican

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brunch or snack at a charming and very unique spot. A fantastic cultural experience with a local friend. Wed, Thu and Fri at 9:00am. Make reservations through Vallarta101 (facebook.com/welovevallarta | 01 322 100 2253) HANDBUILDING WITH CLAY AT ART VALLARTA— This class will take the beginner student through each step of coil and slab building. The instructor will familiarize you with terms ,tools and processes, supporting your creative vision. You will build simple projects from choosing your idea, applying techniques you learn, finishing with firing and glazing. Monday and Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 2 pm to 5 pm. 350 pesos plus Clay Kit (462 pesos). Art Vallarta Gallery (Calle Pilitas 213 | facebook.com/artvallarta) INTRODUCTION TO WHEEL THROWING AT ART VALLARTA— This is the next step after fundamental building with clay. You will be guided in interactive instruction on the electric potter’s wheel; learning basic techniques, necessary for progressing as an artist in clay using the potter’s wheel. Basic finishing techniques in high – fire clay, glazing, firing and loading the kiln.​350.00 pesos plus clay (462 pesos). Monday and Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 2 pm to 5 pm. 350 pesos plus Clay Kit (462 pesos). Art Vallarta Gallery (Calle Pilitas 213 | facebook.com/artvallarta) OPEN CLAY STUDIO AT ART VALLARTA— Have a project you want to work on independently? Work side by side with students from all classes and artists currently in the studio. No instruction is provided, but Rob will be present and available to help you out with equipment and basic needs. 350.00 pesos plus Clay Kit (if you need one). Monday and Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 2 pm to 5 pm. 350 pesos plus Clay Kit (462 pesos). Art Vallarta Gallery (Calle Pilitas 213 | facebook.com/artvallarta) HARNESS THE POWER OF PAINTING WITH DOUGLAS SIMONSON— This class is for both beginning and experienced acrylic painters. Painter Douglas Simonson has 35 years of experience painting in acrylics and he will work with you in whatever area of painting you want to focus on, or he can help you decide on your focus. Class is every Friday from 1:30 PM to 4:30PM. Cost is $350 pesos per class. Easels, paints and brushes are available but bring your own brushes if you have your preferences. Bring your own canvas or purchase one at the ART VallARTa Art Supply Store located on the first floor. Drop-ins are welcome (based on space availability) or you can attend several classes for more in-depth study, or if you’re working on a more involved project. Art Vallarta Gallery (Calle Pilitas 213 | facebook. com/artvallarta)

FOOD MEXICAN WINE & CHEESE TASTING NIGHT— Our most popular wine tasting: a selection of five boutique Mexican wines paired with five artisan Mexican cheeses. All wines are premium bottles and the cheeses are sourced from a local producer from Atotonilco El Alto, in the state of Jalisco. All cheeses are made using European techniques (think Camembert, Morbier, and Gruyere) but produced locally with a Mexican twist. This is an intimate event capped at only 9 seats. Secure your spot(s) as soon as possible, as they sell out quickly! For more info, please email hola@ uncorkmexico.com or visit our website: www.uncormexico. com. Tuesday at 6 pm at Petit Hotel Villa Mercedes (Amapas 175) CHEF RUBEN’S MAGICAL MEXICAN SALSAS— Chef Ruben introduces a journey of different sauces of Mexico. Taking classic Mexican ingredients and by doing a variety of cooking techniques, he will show how you can get many different flavors, textures, and options for other dishes. You will help in the preparation and eat different salsas as we prepare them. Also learn how to make classic sopes with a


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filling and test all the salsas that we have made to have some wonderful flavors. Beer, wine, local spirits and jugos are included. $1170 pesos per person. Wed. at 6 pm at ART Vallarta (213 Calle Pilitas | artvallarta.com)

HEALTH & WELLNESS BEACH YOGA— Bring your mat down to the beach for a gentle morning flow, every Wednesday at 9am at playa los camarones, in front of Barracuda restaurant. 70 pesos per person and children under 12 are free when accompanying an adult. Barracuda (Calle Paraguay 1290) DANCING BODIES— Dancing bodies is a dance workshop focused on movement and body awareness aiming to improve physical mobility, creativity, body strength, balance and flexibility and overall feelings of well-being. Directed to adults with an interest in working with sensory stimulation, the creation of your own dance, creative movement, and body consciousness. Tuesdays from 10 to 10:45 at ART VallARTa (213 Calle Pilitas | artvallarta.com) VINYASA YOGA— Vinyasa Flow Yoga is a dynamic and vigorous practice in which breathing and progressive movement lead to a meditative state. This style is focused on developing consciousness and awareness of the proper alignment for each body as we go through the different postures (asanas). Directed to people of all ages and levels. Thursdays from 9 to 9:45 am at ART VallARTa (213 Calle Pilitas | artvallarta.com) PILATES CLASS— The Pilates Method is a physical workout method that builds strength, flexibility and lean muscle tone. It focuses on lengthening and alignment of the spine with proper engagement of core muscles. For people of all ages and levels of training, immediate benefits of the method include improvement of posture, balance and overall wellness. Tuesdays from 9 to 9:45 am at ART VallARTa (213 Calle Pilitas | artvallarta.com) SPIRITUAL & METAPHYSICAL LECTURE— Journey of self-discovery at the Center For Spiritual Living Puerto Vallarta. Each week offers inspirational talk using spiritual tools for personal growth, along with discussion and fellowship afterward. An open and inclusive spiritual community, all are welcome. Saturdays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm at Centro Cultural Cuale (Aquiles Serdan #437) SPIRITUAL LIVING CIRCLE— Join the Center For Spiritual Living Puerto Vallarta (www.cslpv.org) for weekly discussions based on articles in the Science of Mind magazine. It’s a new discussion each week. Enjoy a great cup of coffee, great discussions in the comfort of air conditioning and stay for the sunset on the beach afterwards. Love offerings welcomed and appreciated. Tuesdays from 7 to 8 pm.

OTHER AMIGOS HAPPY HOUR— Join the Amigos Happy Hour every second Friday November through April. The first AHHH (Amig’s Happy Hour) of the year will be Friday, Nov 9 at 5:30 at Oso’s Oyster Bar in La Cruz Marina. Next up on December 14 at 5:30 pm we’ll meet at Xoklo (former Roberto’s Restaurant). ALL volunteers, wannabe volunteers, and amigos please join us. No host bar. Not a meeting. Not a fundraiser. Just plain fun and frolic. BINGO WITH PEARL— Saturdays at 4pm. Drink specials, gift certificates, and cash prizes. Special guests Ballet Folklorico Tradiciones will perform. Incanto Vallarta (Insurgentes 109, Old Town Puerto Vallarta | 322.223.9756 | www.incantovallarta.com) CHARITY BINGO AT NACHO DADDY— Win big and support local causes. A new season of Nacho Daddy Charity Bingo will be played every other Wednesday at 4:00 pm throughout the Winter/Spring to raise money for two fantastic local charities: Pasitos de Luz and the Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic. More info at nachodaddypv.com CORAZON DE NINA HUMANITARIAN TOUR AND BRUNCH— Corazon de Nina is a non-profit, registered charity in Mexico and the U.S. We are a sanctuary for boys and girls who have been victims of violence, exploitation and neglect. Our mission is to provide a nurturing family environment for at-risk girls and boys of all ages. We receive no Government support so our Humanitarian Tour and Brunch is a major fundraising event throughout the winter months. For a donation of $250 pesos, you will receive a nice brunch, a tour of the home and interaction with the children. More info through facebook.com/CorazonDeNinaPv. Tuesdays through April from 9:30 to 11:30 am in Colonial Primera de Mayo, Calle San Luis Potosi #355, Puerto Vallarta.

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Live Music Calendar This listing features ongoing acts and events at bars, restaurants and venues.

Jay-Gee, Romantic Piano on Wed at 5:00 pm More @ incantovallarta.com

VALLARTA

Kelekai's (Liberdad 516, Col. Playa Grande ) The Bay Roots on Sun from 2 to 5 pm

Bambinos Trattoria (Aguacate #314) The Beatles Tribute on Mon at 8 pm ELV1S on Wed at 8 pm Fiesta Latina! On Fri at 8 pm

Kelly’s Pour Favor (Lazaro Cardenas 245) The Change on Tue at 7 pm 3:Tones on Fri at 7 pm Soul Trip on Sat at 7 pm

Babel Bar (Aquiles Serdán 437, Isla del Cuale) Esaú Galván on Wed and Sun from 1 to 3 pm Moruno on Thu from 1 to 3 pm Ruiz and Rentería on Fri from 1 to 3 pm Zoe & León on Sat from 1 to 3 pm

Nacho Daddy (287 Basilio Badillo) Cat Daddy’s on Tue at 8:30 pm Joker Band on Wed at 8:30 pm Texas Embassy Blues Band on Fri at 8:30 pm

Captain Don’s (Honduras 126) Tequila Rush on Fri from 9 pm to 12 am Da Crew on Sat from 9 pm to 12 am Cuates y Cuetes (Francisca Rodriquez 101) Fiery Flamenco Group Tatewari on Wed from 8 to 10 pm Daquiri Dick’s Flamenco Guitar by Esaú Galván on Tue from 7 to 9:30 pm Devils Bar Live (527 Morelos) The Zippers on Fri from 8 to 11 pm Soul Trip on Sat from 11:30 pm to 1:30 am El Bar at Food Park PV The Black Tequila on Sat at 9:00 pm El Rio, (Paso Ancho) The Jokers on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. The Zippers on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. La Trez Cuartoz on Thursdays at 4 p.m. Bob & Gilberto on Fridays at 4 p.m. Da Crew on Saturdays at 4 p.m. Gringo Loco Cantina (Francisco I Madero 403) The Band Paranoia on Wed from 7 to 10 pm Martin (solo) on Thu from 7 to 10 pm The Change Band on Sat from 7 to 10 pm Incanto (Insurgentes 109) Zen Hour is Tue-Sun at 4:00 pm Red Suitcase Band on Sun and Wed at 7:30 pm Zoe Wood & Eduardo Leon on Mon at 7:30 pm Open Mic on Thu at 7:30 pm Joan Houston on Fri at 5:00 pm Luis & Fernando on Fri at 7:30 pm Dennis Crow on Fri-Sun and Tue-Wed at 9:30 pm George Gracia on Sun at 5:00 pm Cheko Ruiz Gypsy Kings on Sun at 8:00 pm Tongo on Tue at 5:00 pm Edgar Roxha on Tue at 5:00 pm The Blue Knotes Duet on Tue at 7:00 pm Joby Hernandez on Mon at 5:00 pm

Warique (Aquiles Serdan 280) Live Music on Fri and Sun from 7 to 10 pm Que?Pasa (625 Aquiles Serdan) Bob Tansen & Son every Mon from 7 to 9 pm Dennis Decrenet every Tue from 7 to 9 pm Da Crew every Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm Revolution Restaurant & Bar (Matamoros #235 Col. Centro) The Sunset Raiders on Sat at 8 pm

RIVIERA NAYARIT Chasers Sports Bar (Avenida Mexico 570A | Nuevo Vallarta) Tequila Rush Tuesday at 8pm Cesar Medina Saturdays at 8pm Encore Restaurant & Lounge (51 Lazaro Cardenas | Bucerias) Live Jazz Thu and Fri from 7 to 10 pm Buzzos (In front of Bungalows Princess | Bucerias) Hugh and the MexPats Fridays at 3pm El Chivero (Avenida Pacifico 9, Centro | Bucerias) The Gecko Band Saturday at 3pm Drunken Duck (Avenida Mexico, Centro | Bucerias) LaBandra Tuesday at 9pm The Gecko Band Wed at 9pm, Sun at 5pm Soul Trip Thurs at 9pm Da Crew Sunday at 9pm Ana Bananas (Tiburón #42 | La Cruz) Soul Trip on Mondays at 7pm Octopus Garden (Coral 66 | La Cruz) La Boquita Saturday at 7pm Tatwari Thursday at 7pm La Cruz Inn (36 Calle Marlin | La Cruz) Music in the Street with Matt on Sat from 4:00 to 7:30 pm Tres Aires on Thu from 5:30 to 7:45 pm

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